I've had enough of the outrage over stuff like this. For the last 15-20 years the battle cry has been "Run schools like a business."
You know what people? This is what that looks like. The schools are doing EXACTLY what the people have been telling them to do. Try ordering lunch at McDonalds and then don't pay for it. Any guesses as to what's going to happen to your Happy Meal?
Don't like all the tests your little angel has to take? Again, the majority of the people voted for them.
That bully "zero tolerance" principal suspends an 8 year old for pointing his finger and yelling bang. Think about that next time you go to vote for that board member that is going to "Clean up our schools".
"Those heartless bastards closed the school next door and now my precious has to ride the bus to a strange new school." Schools don't run on fairy dust and unicorn tears, so be sure to thank that no taxes starve the beast guy you voted for last election cycle.
It's all fun and games until it happens to your kid.