February 2012

School Choice – A Positive Thing?

My now 16 year old daughter started out her educational career in the Seattle Public School system. One thing that seems to set that district apart from some, and makes it unique even here in Western Washington, is that you get the option to choose your school, instead of the neighborhood school being basically the only option. When you enroll a child for school in the Seattle Public School District, you put down your top three choices. Typically kids that are in range of the school will have a better shot but that is not the only deciding factor.