A Swiftian Proposal 

Why in the world would Nathan Bootz, the superintendent of Ithaca Public Schools in Michigan, request that the governor turn his school into a prison?

The State of Michigan spends annually somewhere between $30,000 and $40,000 per prisoner, yet we are struggling to provide schools with $7,000 per student.

Suddenly, it all makes sense. Depressing, depressing sense.