Because all students and families should be able to choose a school that best meets their needs—not just those who can afford an expensive zip code or a private school. Additionally, at a more macro level, the process of families choosing schools will encourage all schools to improve in order to attract students.
As state and district policy give families the ability to choose the school they attend, policy should also enable and encourage the creation of new school options. Choice implies choices. Both sectors of public education—chartered and district—should be enabled to create their own set of new and different options.
What Will Result?
A proliferation of new, different, and better school designs will occur, with students and families shaping the nature of schools through the preferences they express in their choices.