I really don't see a downside in the move to Philly. New business opportunity for Beth, closer to Randall's district. Remember when Tess played Snow White in the play and all the white parents were snickering? And how Deja noted they were the only AA kids around? I'm white and live in a very white area, and over the last few years I've been questioning our choice to live here. My son is a teenager and is also very aware of the lack of diversity. I've heard comments and seen behavior that have angered me. I'm glad my son sees that for what it is and has friends who seem like they are of the same ilk, but I've heard stories about kids who make openly racist comments. It would be surprising if the girls had never seen or heard things that made them uncomfortable.
I'm not familiar with Philly public schools, but cities always have lots of options, either gifted programs within the public school system if the girls qualify or private schools. And maybe Deja can go back to drill team.
They've been in that house in Alpine forever and probably have a ton of equity.