Newark just launched a new enrollment model helping parents to give access to the best schools to their children. This new program aims at reforming education in the US and ensures equity and transparency in the process of choosing a school. The system includes all public schools as well as all the charter schools that accepted to take part in the reform.
Parents can list their top eight public district or charter school choices in order of preference, and the district will place students according to availability. Therefore, schools wont be able to “avoid” students at risk and diversity will be promoted. Obviously, this model will change the game of funding for the schools and some might fight against this change.
Giving people more ownership over their educational choices should be encouraged and promoted.