by Dr. Terry Stoops
Former Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
I had an opportunity to complete the Wake County Schools exit survey. My wife and I withdrew our youngest from a WCPSS school and enrolled him in a nearby charter school. But I was surprised to see that they excluded “student assignment and reassignment” from the list of reasons for withdrawing a child.
In the interest of full disclosure, student assignment is not the reason we moved Stoops the Younger to a charter school. But I suspect that it is a fairly common reason (compared to the availability of world language courses, among others) and thus would be included in the list. Curious.