Crackdowns on enrollment fraud shine light on education disparities

Sept. 8, 2011
Some families lie about residency so students may attend better schools

From The St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Crackdowns on enrollment fraud—students attending districts where they aren't residents—isn't new. But such efforts are becoming entangled in the debate over disparities in education. In St. Louis, focus on that debate has intensified in the wake of a landmark case about the rights of students to transfer from failing districts. Elsewhere, those who are breaking enrollment rules have become heroes in the political push for school choice.

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