Vouchers. above that, the parents can pay.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Her complaint wasn't so much that they had to pay tuition - but that it was so high and kept climbing higher every year and her children's quality of education wasn't any different than areas outside their district that did not require public-tuition fees.
Not only did it just routinely increase - but life happened - her husband suffered illnesses that put a financial burden on the family, their oldest son was permanently disabled when a drunk driver swerved and hit him while he was walking - who was never found so no monetary compensation came from that . . . and so on.
When they had their 3 kids they were very well off - both gainfully employed and could handle the cost of living quite comfortably. But in so many negative ways - life happened and made the tuition fees a burden rather than a benefit.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow