Blog: The Educated Reporter

Do you care where your child’s teacher lives?

Can anyone explain to me the point of school system residency requirements? Julie Deardroff of the Chicago Tribune brings us an egregious example—though maybe it is a typical example—of such a policy in action. A school social worker donated a kidney to his supermarket checker, and Chicago Public Schools wants to fire him because he doesn’t live in the city?

I would love to read more context about where residency rules still endure and the rationale behind them.