So I was perusing Facebook, and I came across this article on the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation website about school reform and the resulting need for school enrollment reform: https://www.msdf.org/blog/2017/04/enrollment-reforms-created-equal/
In this article, it notes that “unified enrollment” systems such as Denver, DC, and New Orleans simplify the problems of school choice by offering families just one choice after applying a complicated matching algorithm.
We say, this is a problem in itself.
If we are going to have school choice, then we need choices. If I am choosing, it is because I am being offered several options, not just one.
Besides, shouldn’t it be my choice, as the parent? Or is it truly to be left up to a computer program?
Indianapolis parents deserve to know how this is going to play out. Can we get a demo, a response, an explanation?
Credit to Mary Ann Schlegel Ruegger for inspiring this post.
Comments are open, if anyone can enlighten us on the intricacies of unified enrollment.