Tuesday, May 12, 2009

insideschools.org Post Regarding HS Placement


See excerpt from a comment to that post (copied below) that clearly articulates this District 2 preference issue. I don't know who this mom is. It's not me—SM :-)

Here’s another glaring problem: It is my understanding that this whole citywide high school choice process was implemented in 2005 to make the system more equitable, so that children in districts with no decent high schools would have have access to selective schools in other districts. Right? However, some districts, particularly District 2, have a number of screened schools that give preference to students that reside in the district, effectively shutting out kids from the rest of the city. These kids have no recourse, because their districts have no schools that give them preference. So some kids get preference and others don’t, depending on their address. Something’s got to give or the whole citywide system is pointless, still favoring kids in certain districts.

Comment by seventh grader's mom — May 11, 2009 @ 9:34 am

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