How bad are the public schools?
I moved to San Francisco fairly recently and all I keep hearing when it comes to the public school system in the city is that it is "awful." I'd like to envision raising a family here and am determined to send my kids to public schools. What are the good and bad parts of the k-12 system here? Are all the schools really that bad or do they just get a bad reputation? Are there safety/violence issues? Overcrowding/bad teacher:student ratios? I'd love learn more about the system and work to improve it.