Quoting Juicy ©.:" Leslie is graduating from elementary school next year so the next step in her education is enrolling ... [snip!] ... my girls going to any.. No offense to public schoolers. It's not the child's fault the schools are dirty with inept teachers."
I think you are insane to think it is necessary and to do it based on tradition. There are PLENTY of excellent public schools. There are some awful ones as well. I would never send my children to a school in a Bario of Phoenix either. HOWEVER, I wouldn't live in an area with a terrible school system. When we purchase our homes it is based on the school district where my children will attend.
Perhaps you should reapproach the situation in a different manner rather than it being a must and get him to at least check out the school.
Also, from the sounds of it she isn't in private school now. If it was that important, she would have been in private school from the start!