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School Choice in Philadelphia: Myth to Reality

It bothers me when folks complain about a problem without offering a solution, or at least a direction for a solution. Last month, I was guilty. I wrote “School Choice in Philadelphia is a Myth” Well, how could we turn the myth into reality?

Voluntary Transfer Process is Broken

Despite the official rules surrounding the Volunteer Transfer Program (VTP) working like a lottery, the process itself is somewhat arbitrary and haphazard, putting the power to accept students in the hands of individual schools.

Voluntary Transfer Program for 2012-2013

Yes, it’s once again time again for the Voluntary Transfer Program (VTP)! For Philadelphia residents, VTP allows families to apply for seats in public schools outside of their designated catchment.