I just saw this report about a mother jailed for 10 days because she gave a wrong address in order to send her children to a better school:
Why are they going after this woman?
I understand in the narrow view of things, she made a false statement.
In the broader view, though - don't we WANT to be encouraging people to strive to get a better education for themselves and their children?
How is it possible to give children of all backgrounds a fair start in life without quality schools?
Why not simply eliminate the whole idea of residency requirements for schools? In my city, local taxes no longer fund public schools, but the residency requirements still remain - unless there is a vacancy, no one outside of the school area can apply. What would happen to all schools if that changed? Would it force residents of wealthier areas to care about gang violence in bad schools? Would it force all schools to improve by introducing competition? Would it promote more diversity, and allow for more upward mobility among students from bad areas?