Here's an article that caught my eye a couple weeks ago: Parents Forced to Camp Out for Lincoln Kindergarten Spots.
The article detailed how "Dozens of parents in one Lincoln [Placer County, near Sacramento] community are being forced to camp out for three nights in hopes of getting their kids into a kindergarten class."
Apparently the area has experienced rapid growth in housing but not in schools, despite promises to build an additional elementary school. There are a limited number of slots for incoming children, so those slots are available on a fist-come-first-served basis.
Besides the misnomer "forced" (nobody is "forcing" these parents to do anything), I must question why so many people can't grasp the obvious: skip the school altogether. Keep the little tykes at home. Plenty of room at the kitchen table.