Checker Finn, President of the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, wrote an article yesterday regarding school choice. He made excellent points regarding the number of families exercising choice. Often we just think families with children in private, charter or home schools as participating in schools of choice. However, Finn writes about those students in magnet schools, and those in government systems allowing for choice. However, of the those students attending assigned schools, 28 percent have parents who moved to the assigned area to attend a ?school of choice.?
Go ahead Board of Education in Wake County ? assign students to schools, in fact mandatory year round schools. Doesn?t automatically mean they will attend!