Hard to believe students would be so academically hard up that their parents would put them in DC schools; but it happened.
The education system in America is blatantly racist and classist. The funny part is Liberals make no apologies for making people, mostly minorities, academically hard up.
Schools in Baltimore are so bad, that parents and students seek refuge in schools in the nation’s capital. Ironically, one would think that you should be able to seek out the best education for your children without penalty or prison. However, that’s not the case. As the Washington Post reported, this family found out the hard way.
The parents, both D.C. police officers, lived at various locations in Maryland and Virginia while their children attended District schools between 2003 and 2013, according to the attorney general’s office. The husband owned a home in Northeast D.C. that he rented to tenants, using that address to enroll the couple’s children in some of the city’s most coveted public schools — a violation of city law.
The law requires that non-District residents who attend city schools to pay nonresident tuition for each student, which ranges from $7,000 to $10,000 annually.
Why doesn’t education cross lines, including state lines?
Attorney General commented,
“D.C. taxpayers should not be subsidizing the education of children from other states…We will continue to investigate and prosecute those who falsely claim District residency in order to obtain government benefits to which they are not entitled.”
Wow, so a good education is not an entitlement, when it costs taxpayers money?
Keep in mind the Liberal view of racism and classism in education, when you consider free “community college.” Obama and crooked Hillary Clinton want community college to be free. But not Ivy League educations. Unfortunately you must still pay for the elite education. Can’t have too many people at the top of the food chain.
What’s most disturbing is Leftist know there are “bad” schools. They know where these schools are located. Nevertheless, the system traps students there. Parents who want to get their kids higher in the caste system are penalized, and in some cases jailed.
Enough is enough. It’s time for school choice. Why should it matter where tax dollars are spent for where a parent chooses to send their child to school. The answer is, it shouldn’t. Because of this, black kids will be academically hard up, until the racism and classism is eliminated from education.