The letter below is from SF K Files visitor Abigail Marks, who has put together a survey aimed at quantifying the opinions parents have about the SFUSD's public school lottery system. Marks has a social science background, and she plans to pass her survey results on to the district.
I just put together a survey meant to evaluate the experience of those of us who participated in the San Francisco public school lottery this year, to get a sense of what aspects of the enrollment process need to be changed, and to poll people about their preference for some sort of neighborhood component to the assignment process.
Here is a link to the survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=I5MUhfoq_2bchh4XyVGeg64w_3d_3d.
The survey is an informal one, and by no means comprehensive. It is not official in any way. It's meant mostly to get a pulse of what people are thinking about the process, and to point a way to some possible changes for the future. Responses are anonymous. We will share the results with the District and with as many families in the community as are interested. Please forward it to as many people as you can! The more responses we get, the more reliable the data we collect will be!