School choice is local, too

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Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Kyle
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    I’m less hostile to the idea of tracking than some of the comments yesterday but I don’t quite understand what the point is of not siphoning off talented students? Not that I’m super artistic, but I’ve always found the idea of arts-performing arts focused schools to be rather unobjectionable even if they reduce the artistic talent of the remaining schools.

    You’ve persuaded at least me that trade schools should have a bigger role in our overall educational system, but wouldn’t their expanded prominence also attract students with aptitude for those trades? How is siphoning off the pre-college smart kids into a school focused on the continuance of academics study not just an academic trade school?Report

  2. Avatar Cascadian
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    So, in theory you have no problem with an urban school district setting up a separate AP school and rural communities teaching to their priorities? Perhaps Agriculture would benefit one community more than physics.Report

  3. Avatar Madrocketscientist
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    Texas is a great example of what happens when a central body has sweeping control over curriculum.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/13/education/13texas.htmlReport

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