That last sentence is priceless.
School Choice Black Market Goes International. I love this story because it will have people switching partners faster than a square dance.
The black market in school choice is when parents lie about their place of residence in order to get their kids into better public schools. Many school districts have resorted to hiring investigators and former cops to spy on these interlopers, even prosecuting them. Today's Los Angeles Times adds a wrinkle: kids crossing the border with Mexico to attend U.S. public schools.
It's no surprise that this will get roiled up in the national immigration debate, but it will be interesting to see who defends this practice for kids crossing a national border, while denouncing it for kids crossing a school district boundary line.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Crossing the Border Illegally To Go To An American School
Mike of EIA (see blogroll at left) has this to say on the topic, from this week's Communique: