|Re: Open Enrollment: LISD's MacGuffin|
Poster: Runfellow Posted: 2012/7/10 9:14:41
There's a big difference between letting students move between high schools during the day to take advanced classes that aren't offered at their campus and "open enrollment".
I really do sympathize with the issue of AP classes. I came into college with 24 hours of credit from classes I took at LHS, and I knew a few students who switched campuses during the day to take classes that weren't offered at LHS (i.e. AP Microeconomics). Your child definitely should have been able to attend specific classes that weren't offered, but switching high schools based on one or two classes in a specific semester isn't feasible.
But the real answer to that problem should be to offer the same AP classes at all schools across the district. That will cost money, of course, but it's worth it. "Open enrollment" isn't about that at all. As practiced, it doesn't address those issues, and as advocated (as a "u-pick-em" school system) it has no real limitations. Don't like the fact that your child is failing? Must be bad teachers, move them to School X (we already see too much of this because of the joke that is Winfree Academy). Want your kid to be on a better athletic team? Switch to the winning team at School Y.