The exception that disproves the rule

Public educators sometimes criticize private school choice options by contrasting them with district-run public schools they say must accept all applicants. While that take-all-comers assertion is certainly true for school districts, a Miami Herald story from last week reminds us it is not necessarily true for individual district schools. As Herald reporter Cara Fitzpatrick put it, “Securing a spot in Broward County’s most selective public schools isn’t a task for the faint of heart.”

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BY Doug Tuthill

A lifelong educator and former teacher union president, Tuthill has been president of Step Up For Students since August 2008.