Open Enrollment In Schools
This episode originally aired on September 8, 2021.
About 80% of schools in Ohio allow students from other districts to attend their schools in a process known as open enrollment. The ones with closed enrollments, think New Albany, Dublin, Upper Arlington and Westerville, tend to be wealthy and suburban.
A movement is afoot in Ohio, advanced by school choice advocates, to mandate open enrollment statewide. Districts with closed or limited outside enrollment say that’s misguided.
Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we consider the pros and cons of open school enrollment.
- Anna Staver, statehouse reporter, for the USA TODAY Network Ohio Bureau
- Chad Aldis, vice president for Ohio policy at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute
- Tony Podojil, Alliance for High Quality Education
- The Columbus Dispatch: Should Ohio school districts be required to accept students who live elsewhere?
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