The Rising Costs of a ‘Free’ Public Education: Schools are charging parents for programs and items that have traditionally come standard is a new article in The Wall Street Journal.
Here’s an excerpt:
“Free public education” clauses are written into state constitutions nationwide. Yet at many public schools around the country it has become anything but. Schools are charging parents for programs and items that have traditionally come standard—including fees for course supplies, school-run extracurricular activities, transportation and even basic registration fees.
Probably not the best strategy for enhancing genuine parent engagement….