To "choice into"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Fri May 9 11:53:32 UTC 2014

On 5/9/14, 12:09 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
> Date:    Thu, 8 May 2014 10:45:13 -0400
> From:    Dan Goncharoff<thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: To "choice into"
> 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.
> DanG
Yep, that's exactly how I read it: "choice into" = "to use school choice
to attend".

It could be from "we school choiced into . . .": verbing a noun ("school

In MA, school choice is a system to go from one public school to another
or from one public school district to another.

---Amy West

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