"In Minnesota, the Saint Paul Public Schools district, school choice schemes continue to wreak havoc on the district’s enrollment numbers and, its finances. Today, more than one-third of all students, most living in poverty, do not attend Public Schools, leaving the district in a constant state of contraction. This district is one of the largest and most diverse in the state, if not the nation, with approximately 35,000 students representing a wide array of racial and ethnic backgrounds. 300 students are listed as being homeless.As a result of more school choices 14,000 school-age children living in the city were not enrolled in the Saint Paul Public Schools district. Instead, they either attended a charter school in or near the city or chose to open-enroll into a neighboring school district. Just two years later, in 2019, the exodus of families had risen to more than 16,000."