Not sure where I posted my first response to this article so trying again. Instead of whether CSAS should be lottery or not, I think it would be more beneficial to wonder why parents do not wish their child to attend their zoned schools and why the school zones are set up how they are currently. Shouldn't ALL students in Hamilton County be offered the SAME education? One school shouldn't be "better" than the rest. I realize some of the magnet schools offer classes other than the "standard" classes. Reading, Math, Science, etc. should be the primary focus imo.
Perhaps instead of wondering whether all the magnet schools are lottery, committed parents should question why ALL schools in the same county are not equal. Shouldn't EVERY child in Hamilton County receive a decent education? Instead of the crazy zoning where kids are zoned for schools that are not close to them and instead of lotteries to attend magnet schools, concentrate on each school offering the same education and classes.