Lotteries, Lotteries Everywhere

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Today’s Globe letters to the editor section contains a number of responses to David Segal’s op-ed on charter schools — where he states that the growth of charters (and their entrance lotteries specifically) was creating a divide between those students with active, engaged parents and those without. He calls for an opt-out (versus opt-in) lottery for each charter school.

I’m a bit curious why the op-ed (as printed in the Boston, emphasis on Boston, Globe) doesn’t engage the fact that the basis for school assignment across the entire Boston Public School system is…….a lottery. (my previous thoughts on that system are here)