Argument is BS you cant move so easy just for the good of the children? With a mortgage and living in debt move? Trash argument.
I've known people to do it. In fact I've known people to move to a lower cost of living area and get better schools for theirs kid (e.g. CA to CO). While the "we don't pay more than $27.50/yr in state and local taxes" places almost always have bad schools, places with a high cost of living don't necessarily have great schools.
Make the Feds regulate the state jokers!
Tell the fed jokers not to interfere with my state. The cost of living around here is outrageous, but at least the schools are good. I don't want Sen. Cracker pushing down the federal standards so they can keep their $27.50/yr in state and local taxes and not have their kids look like idiots. Massachusetts by itself does very well against the vaunted Asian countries in international competitions, and yes the Mass. results include poor kids in Boston and whatnot. I don't want to jeopardize that by having Mississippi drag Mass. part way down to their level. Tell them to fix up their own act.
Don't act stupid there is another agenda behind this.
The agenda is a power grab by the federal government, despite public education being handled just fine by state and local governments since the earliest days of the Republic. Handled well in places that care anyway, and to hell with those that don't. It's also a power play by the likes of the Gates foundation, which seems intent on telling 300M+ people in 50 states what is the best way to educate their kids. Some states and localities are doing quite well without megalomaniac billionaires interfering in representative government.