Education: Stars, Stripes and Tuition Bills

Schools threaten to charge for children of federal employees

Thousands of children who live in or near military bases across the nation routinely attend nearby public schools. However, their parents, as federal employees, may be exempt from paying the local taxes that support the school districts. For over a century, the U.S. Government has at least partially reimbursed the districts for the cost of educating the children by providing what is called Impact Aid. Now, that is dwindling sharply. In the past two years, the Reagan Administration's domestic spending cuts have included about a...

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