Genuinely curious. Not trying to pick a fight.
I often hear parents limiting kids’ school choices to those X hours away by car. No flights. No cross country, etc. The only reason I ever hear given is “in case something happens.” It’s never about visiting on weekends (in either direction), at least not as conveyed to me. I’m trying to better understand this POV. What is the ‘something’ that would happen, and why is a 3-5 hour car ride meaningfully different than a 4.5 hour flight? (Is it a smokescreen for cost of travel concerns?)