But a tighter policy on transfers won't satisfy all
parents, and it's easy to understand why. West Side
parent Christy Day put it well:
"If all schools and all achievement were equal, then we wouldn't be having this conversation," she said.
Unfortunately, all schools are not equal. In some areas, schools struggle to raise achievement. In other areas, high performance is the norm.
It's not fair to kids to make them simply the property of their neighborhood schools. That's too inflexible.
Nor is it practical to let kids go wherever they want, leaving some schools underpopulated and others bursting at the seams.
The system has tried again to reach a reasonable compromise. It's likely to have to keep on trying.