This blog post is, in part, a response to the recent New York Times articled called “Segregation Prominent in Schools, Study Finds.” Please read this article as context for reading this post!
Also, check out http://www.scooponschools.com/lottery-basics/ to learn more about the charter school lottery process. The website gets into the nitty gritty on all the details on how to beat the lottery, which charter schools are recommended, etc.
I found this website very enlightening and of course I left the site with questions. I didn’t know that the PPS has its own lottery as well as the lottery for charter schools. I feel like some kids in the St. Johns area (where I am doing my community work) would not be able to attend a charter school for various reasons, so how can we as a community change it so that all kids the same education as in a charter school but not necessarily going to one? I feel that every student deserves a “charter school learning experience” no matter what school they are in.
- The first question that I thought of was does having the lottery create segregation in schools?
- Is the lottery really random?
- Also, not all schools are open to the lottery… why is that?
Let’s start our discussion here and see where it goes!