In a story appearing in the San Jose Mercury News, reporter Rebecca Parr digs into a plan by a Bay Area school district to grade home builders.

Frustrated over some developers not covering the cost of adding more students to an already full district, school district leaders in Fremont are turning to what educators do best: giving out report cards on housing projects. Parr writes:

Those who agree to pay the full cost of the extra students will receive A's; those who pay only the state-required amount will get F's. The mandated amount covers only about a third of what it costs to build schools to house the additional students, the district said.


We're trying to get the word out to let as many people know as possible the situation we're in," said school board member Larry Sweeney at a recent meeting. "We're not receiving the funds we need to build the schools we need for these students."

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