Application simplification would bring welcome change

Boston Globe – September 19, 2015

It is criminal how hard Cassandra Cumberlander had to work to get her kids into a school they love. Figuring out how to gain entry to the Boston public school of your choice is hard enough, even when you have the time to do the research. Applying to charter schools as well means signing on for another level of pain: separate applications for each school, different deadlines from the district’s, gut-wrenching lottery nights where parents hold their breath as kids’ names are pulled from a box.” [More.]