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Investigation: Public School Residency Fraud Rampant in DC

Many of the 88,000 kids in the District of Columbia’s public and charter schools actually live in Maryland, with parents enrolling them illegally, an investigation from The Daily Caller News Foundation found.

The DCNF spent a month observing pick up/drop off times, tallying license plates of hundreds of cars at multiple schools convenient to Maryland residents. At one school, of 212 cars, 79 had Maryland tags. The result was much the same across the board. TheDCNF estimates that of the nearly 1,000 observed plates, as many as 40 percent had Maryland plates.