Monday, August 11, 2008

This is America—we can't have consumers shopping for things

I have pointed out that some Oklahoma parents are so desperate to get a better education for their kids that they will lie about their place of residence in order to get into a better school. Well, parents better not try that in Broward County, Florida. It could get them arrested. The Miami Herald reports that "Broward School Board members on Tuesday voted 6-3 to give district schools the right to report to authorities parents caught lying about their home addresses to get their kids into schools outside the area where they live." After all, the school board chairman argued, "There shouldn't be school shopping."