Saturday, March 5, 2016

Unified enrolment in Oakland

The NY Times has an article about controversies in Oakland public schools, including about the prospect of instituting a unified enrollment system that would give parents one application form for both district and charter schools:
Oakland District at Heart of Drive to Transform Urban Schools

"Mr. Wilson says that a single application form, where parents rank their choices among all schools and students are assigned through a computer algorithm, will reduce the ability of well-connected parents to place their children in the most desirable schools and force charters to be more open about how they admit students. Similar systems have been put in place in Washington and New Orleans and are being considered in Boston."

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