What happened to free public schools?

Joanne Jacobs:

Charging parents to supervise their kids in empty public schools doesn’t sit well with parents, reports the Washington Times. Surprise!

Christine Ruiz, the mother of three boys, called it “ridiculous” that her Los Angeles-area school district is deemed safe enough to offer parent-paid child care at its buildings but not taxpayer-funded in-person education.

“Our empty classrooms that the taxpayers are funding are being converted to day-care centers, and they’re charging parents $800 a month per child to drop off their kids — at our old classrooms,” Ms. Ruiz said. “If it’s OK for our schools to open up their classrooms for day care, why can’t you open up for school?”