To "choice into"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu May 8 14:45:13 UTC 2014

I think the concept of "school choice" led to proponents being called
"choicers", which recently has led to the verb form "to choice" for the act
of choosing a school other than the geographically-assigned public school.

AFAIK, "school choice" today refers to the wide variety of alternative
schools, from voucher systems to magnet schools to home schooling. It will
mean different things in different states.


On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 10:14 AM, Lisa Galvin <lisagal23 at> wrote:

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> I came across this today while transcribing an interview with a parent=2C
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> hen asked where their child attended elementary school:  "We have choiced
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> nto (name of school)."=20
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> I knew we had what are known as "choice schools" (the exact definition
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> l eludes me but I think they are schools  in the public school system here
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> in the US that have specific programs or offerings)=2C but I wasn't clear
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> rom the context of the interview if this term referred to the act of
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> g your child to attend an official "choice school"=2C or if this is now a
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> eneral term (among parents and educators?) for getting your child into any
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> public school you wish them to attend.=20
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> Has anyone heard or read this? So far Google isn't revealing much. I came
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> cross a few online discussion threads that contained the usage=2C but
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> s about it.
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> Lisa Galvin
> Shoreline=2C WA USA
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