- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 2, 2011

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

There’s another side to the story about parents using false addresses to get their children into coveted schools (“Grand theft education,” Commentary, Tuesday).

One of the chief considerations when buying a home or renting an apartment is the quality of schools in the neighborhood. Parents often pay a stiff premium for reasonably assuming that their children will benefit from the high standards these schools maintain. If nonresidents are permitted to enroll, parents rightly feel cheated.

Although critics may argue that such an attitude is racist, it is far more likely to be economic, pure and simple.

WALT GARDNER

Education Week

Los Angeles

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