Check out my post today at WHYY's Newsworks. Today's question addresses NJ's Interdistrict Public School Choice Program (IPSCP):
Just consider the woes: unanticipated expenses for sending districts;
a drain on local public funds; erosion of local control; participation
dependent on parental advocacy. It's everything the anti-choice
community loves to hate about school choice, particularly charter
schools and corporate-sponsored scholarships.
Yet IPSCP remains unscathed. What is it about this form of school
choice that makes it palatable to everyone from teacher union officials
to legislators to school boards?