Open enrollment drains students, funding from large Minnesota districts

Dec. 1, 2009
When students decide to attend another district, their home district loses funding
From The Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Minnesota's largest school districts are losing thousands of students and millions of dollars because of one of the state's most noteworthy innovations: open enrollment. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the state mandating open enrollment, which allows students who live in one district to go to school in another. Although it has been celebrated as a school reform breakthrough, open enrollment is robbing some districts of their primary source of state funding: kids.

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