GROSSE POINTE, Mich. – In at least one school district in Michigan, officials make it illegal for students to enroll if they live on the wrong side of the tracks.
And they go to absurd lengths to enforce that policy.
Leaders of Grosse Point Public Schools, located in an upscale community northeast of Detroit, regularly engage in spying on students to make sure only those living within the district’s boundaries attend their schools.
Those caught “residency cheating” may be held liable for a tuition payment of $13,030, according to Bridge Magazine.
As the report states, “In Grosse Pointe, school choice is like Communism in the 1950s: You can’t stand too strongly against it.”
In 2005, the district spent $80,000 verifying residency information of all enrolled students. It also spends $8,000 a year on private investigators to “check out tips from teachers, staff and the public” about reported cheaters, according to the magazine.
So teachers have been reduced to snitching on children who are trying to secure a better education for themselves. Isn’t that nice?
Read the rest at EAG