Seventy districts in New Jersey have applied to join the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program, opening their doors to students from other districts. Valarie Smith, director of the DOE program told NJ Spotlight, “We knew this would be popular, but I underestimated how popular it would be. The number of calls we received was stupendous, from Abbott districts up to places like Alpine.”
On what basis?
Most of the comments attributable to receiving districts reflect their belief that the new system will result in a financial windfall.
Sounds like wishful thinking to me.
I hear you. But it's still just a wee bit encouraging that districts, motives aside, are willing to open their doors to kids outside.