Check out Greg Toppo's USA Today story about private school parents
in Chicago and elsewhere moving their kids over to public schools in response to the recession (Recession fuels shift from private to public schools).
Is this happening among any parents and at schools you know?
Where it's taking place, the
shifts create challenges (and opportunities) for the kids, their
parents, and the schools that receive them. Private schools have held
onto families with boosts in financial aid, Toppo reports, but can't do
that forever. For public schools, the recession is accelerating
gentrification, with all the benefits and drawbacks that apply.
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