4 Responses to AZ District Open Enrollment >> Charters + Private Choice

  1. Greg Forster says:

    How did open enrollment become so widely used (and permitted) in Arizona? Any lessons for other states?

    • Matthew Ladner says:

      So…the funny thing is that the ADE stopped publishing data on this over a decade ago or so. I would like to see statewide data and I believe a request for it has been submitted.

      A cascade effect would be the best explanation. We There have been some very highly sought after districts in PHX that have been very aggressive in seeking transfers for a long time. That plus charters and pvt programs incentivized other districts to become more active. The Great Recession temporarily plateaued enrollment growth and made new properties affordable to charters.

      Turns out that the districts are the school choice Superman. Charters are more like Batman, private choice is Robin.

      • Greg Forster says:

        Only if Robin gave Superman his powers. Which would make more sense than the plot of Batman v Superman.

  2. matthewladner says:

    Maybe it is more like Nick Fury putting the Avengers Initiative together…

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