School Choice is Inevitable

Despite the shortcomings of allowing parents to send their children to schools that they alone believe best meet their needs and interests, the movement will not die. The latest example comes from California ("California bill to extend school choice law faces allegations of inequity," Los Angeles Times, Aug. 30).

The "district of choice" law permits students who live in one school district to cross the boundary to enroll in another school district.  To date, parents of about 10,000 students in California have taken advantage of the law to enroll their children in 47 participating school districts. 

The rest of this article appears in Education Week.