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.”