Immigration driving the cost of education

Bottom line: immigration (legal and illegal) accounted for all of the increase in K-12 enrollment between 1999 and 2007.

That according to a new report published today by economist  Edwin Rubenstein at the Social Contract.  Hat tip:  Izzy.  According to a compilation of several studies the cost of education in the US is being driven by high levels of immigration.  In fact, enrollment of school age children would have leveled off and even declined by now if it hadn’t been for our high immigration rates.  

The ultimate driver for new school construction is rising enrollment – and the ultimate driver for enrollment is immigration. In fact, without immigration school enrollment would have declined in recent years…

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