Media Roundtable: Duval School Board Debating Open Enrollment Proposal
The Duval County School Board is divided over Superintendent Nikolai Vitti’s call for open enrollment.It’s a plan to allow parents to enroll students in any public school they want, even outside their neighborhoods.
Vitti says the district should give parents more choices in how their kids are educated within the district, and open enrollment would reduce how many students the school system loses each year to charter and private schools.
Joining us on our regular Friday media roundtable to discuss this and other stories is our panel of local journalists:
- Meredith Rutland, Florida Times-Union reporter
- John Burr, Jacksonville Business Journal editor
- Kyle Sieg, WJXT Channel 4 producer
- Fred Matthews, Examiner blogger
Additional topics include the trade of Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert to the San Francisco 49ers, the upcoming deadline to register for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, and President Barack Obama's appearance with comic actor Zach Galifianakis on the faux internet talk show "Between Two Ferns."
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