The more I read/learn about this, the madder I get. Wasn't really sure what to make of it when i first started hearing about it years ago. When I was in HS, I attended an out-of-district school; reason: the bullying in my first school was so extreme that I dropped out. However, attending a different school meant my father paid tuition (for which I am still grateful); he also provided transportation in the mornings before he went to work, and I caught rides home in the evenings with various neighbors who worked near my school. Second, my best friend attended parochial school; similar situation- her parents were responsible for the details. And when one of my brothers' friends had to go to classes in a different school because his didn't offer the classes he needed, the parents were also responsible for transportation and tuition. I do not believe it is right that 'school choice' now means we taxpayers are expected to foot the bill when parents object to their local schools. I've seen in most cases it's a matter of not wanting their kids to attend public school, and preferring to enroll them in private (usually religious) schools instead. We are already paying taxes to support local, public schools- even if we no longer have kids in school; and covering other people's 'choices' is flat-out wrong.