Tightening Open Enrollment Rules Would Help Good Schools in Iowa

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

When people hear that my daughter attends Davenport North High School, it sometimes seems as though they feel the urge to extend their sympathies.

It’s usually unspoken but you can see it in their eyes. “She goes to North? I’m sorry. You know, with open enrollment, she could go to a better high school.”

No, she couldn’t. Because I really don’t think there is a better high school in the Quad-Cities than Davenport North.

There’s this stigma about North that is totally unfair and unwarranted, based on myths, exaggerations and superficial judgments made by people who have no idea what they’re talking about.

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