Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Onion proposes a school choice lottery

The Onion notices that school choice is a high stakes game: New Charter School Lottery System Gives Each Applicant White Pill, Enrolls Whoever Left Standing

"Introducing key changes to the lottery system that governs the admissions process, the New York City Charter School Center notified potential students this week that openings will now be filled by randomly distributing white pills to applicants and enrolling those left standing.

"In place of the existing electronic lottery system conducted in the spring, education officials explained that applicants would receive identical white pills, among them a small number of innocuous placebos corresponding to the amount of open spots, and then wait approximately 30 minutes to determine the survivors and new charter school enrollees."

No comments: