Choosing a school can be a tense and complicated process for both students and their families, especially in large, urban public school districts. In such environments, how do students and their families decide which school to attend if they have the ability to choose any school in the city? Why would a student choose to attend an under-performing public school if he or she had access to a better option?
If I wanted to improve my neighborhood, is there a blueprint I should follow? We want to encourage civic engagement and community renewal, but we’re not sure how to get all of the players to work together?