By Eileen Sigmund
Does your child attend his or her assigned district school? If so, they’re nearly among the minority in Maricopa County.
That’s according to a surprising new analysis compiled by the non-partisan Center for Student Achievement and researchers at Yale University. The study found that nearly 1 in 2 K-8 students in Maricopa County don’t attend the district school to which they were assigned based on home address. The actual number is almost certainly higher as the analysis only looked at district and charter-school students, and didn’t take into account those who are homeschooled or attend private or online schools.
Simply put, “school choice” has gone mainstream in Arizona.