The inter-district “open enrollment” public school reform now being considered in the Missouri Senate in SB 603 has much less potential to improve education than do more traditional school choice reforms of charter and magnet schools. Open enrollment allows parents to send their children to schools in districts other than in the one where they reside. It seems unlikely that the benefit of open enrollment on the public schools will be worth all the administrative costs and increased uncertainty involved.
COLUMN: Open enrollment can be good for students, bad for districts
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