Improving K-12 open enrollment transparency is low-hanging fruit for state policymakers

In Politics by Michael Rae

A new study published by Reason Foundation finds that only nine states have K-12 open enrollment policies that help students access available seats in schools across school district lines. Disappointingly, when it comes to student transfer data transparency, states fared even worse, with only three states meeting the criteria for transparent reporting standards set forth in the report. 

For state policymakers looking to give families more public school options, open enrollment data transparency reform is low-hanging fruit and a key building block of sound open enrollment policy.

Open enrollment reporting promotes accountability by helping to ensure school districts uphold fair policies that