There’s lots of food for thought here (specific projections for Newton are here) , including the desperate need to find housing to attract a young work force and challenging the notion that housing density automatically contributes to school crowding.
Many cities and towns around the state are zoned for a way of living that’s vanishing. They make it easy to build large-lot single-family homes, but throw steep barriers in the way of dense housing. That’s a problem, because changing demographics mean both older and younger residents need newly developed multi-family homes far more than they need new single-family homes.
and here’s most most intriguing conclusion from the report…
The big-picture worry is not about having too many children, but having too few taxpayers to pay for their schooling.