Problems with Portland Public Schools? Nah…

February 24, 2006


Problems with Portland Public Schools? Of course not says the Portland Tribune today. Let’s play a game: if you can detect the oxymoronic thought in these sentences, you get a cookie.

The district’s options have helped keep Portland’s capture rate — the rate at which Portland parents send their kids to Portland schools — at 85 percent, one of the highest among urban school districts nationwide. • School choice is No. 1 on the list of “Things That Don’t Need Fixing” in Portland Public Schools. “

Otherwise a fine series of articles in the Tribune today.
P.S. The PPS says it’s cracking down on the liberal school transfer policy this year. When you consider this, ‘capture rate’ takes on a whole new meaning, doesn’t it?

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