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Examining the Limitations of School Choice

A key element of education reform in NYC over the past decade has been the expansion of school choice- and it’s been remarkably successful at shifting students to better-performing schools.  But an education marketplace isn’t without consequences.  It’s tougher to navigate.  There are fewer seats available at good schools than poor ones.  And it has led to increased academic stratification in our schools. 

How can we improve the system of school choice to better promote high achievement – leading to college and career readiness – by all? Read responses from Lori Nathanson, James Merriman, Jeff Henig, Aaron Pallas, and Saskia Thompson.