Re: Warning to Dan Yorke
Maybe Sen. Alves is trying to save money and improve the average education that students receive by pushing wealthier children into private schools.
School quality is a critical factor that parents consider when purchasing homes, so those with the means are likely to have the same emphasis on choosing better schools if it turns out that the kids are going to have to travel, anyway. Thus, the wealthier town’s schools will have more room for poorer kids, and the poorer town’s schools will have fewer students among whom to divide its resources.
Hey, it’s win-win… until those motivated parents realize that Rhode Island has merely offered them additional incentive to pack up and ship the family to a more sane state.