Has anyone attempted to ask the district (or the schools directly) to do a pairwise substitution of students? If two families would like to switch assignments, is there a chance to make this happen? Considering how non-optimal the lottery result is for many families, it's hard to imagine that there are no such permutations that would be a win-win. We live next to a school and didn't get it but got assigned to another with a similar level of "desirability" (yeah, I know, there is no absolute index of "desirability"). I can't help thinking that there is another family who lives next to that school and may have been assigned to "ours". Rather than having the two families deal with years of commuting, it would be nice to switch if both agree.
If anyone has any experience with this and there is a chance of it happening, I might try to work on some way (e.g. a simple web site) for any family to find such potential win-win substitutions.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Hot topic: Pairwise substitution of students
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