Smart Growth And Schools
"The most important -- though largely overlooked -- smart growth debate in the country the past year hasn't focused on smart growth or urban sprawl. It's about public schools and taxes... A vicious cycle is created. Drawn by better schools further out, better-off families in central cities and inner-ring suburbs often leave, draining the local tax base. School funding drops, followed by property values. Another neighborhood is abandoned by the middle class."
Thanks to Chris Steins