Another Cover-up On Funding - Education
The implication about this story where school are increasingly marketing to foreign students because they get more money per student are very serious.
It sets the school system up to be subsidized by other interests and what do you think happens when there is an economic down turn for where the students are coming from. Now the school system is in dire straights for funding.
It grossly hides the level of underfunding because the extra money isn't going to things a school can do without, schools have become dependent on this money to fund general programs.
The consequences could be compared to how municipalities are now struggling to make up the short fall from lost development fees and negative growth.
The thing is, with this you are playing with children's future and don't kid yourself that kids would recover. You invite "Lord of the Flies" kind of changes in children's behaviour when you do not have a stable environment for them.
And everyone's future is dependent on children's future. They can become more productive and giving, or they can be costly.
Recovering from the upheavel when this kind of thing falls apart would cost more than the school years involved.