Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Boston reconsiders districts for its school choice system

Boston Public Schools divides schools into districts, and families can rank schools in their district. They have been debating changing the districts by redrawing the map. But drawing maps is hard. They are now considering a proposal for essentially defining a different district for each child, based on the idea of giving each child potential access to schools of different quality. The NY Times has the story today: No Division Required in This School Problem.

The article focuses on contributions by market designers Peng Shi, Parag Pathak, and Tayfun Sonmez.

The School Committee is scheduled to vote on this tonight.

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