For many families choosing high schools, it’s either magnet or charter

By thenotebook

by Kevin McCorry for NewsWorks

Chrislie Dor, a budding poet at age 14, stands like Frost’s narrator at a fork in the road.

The paths diverge not in a yellow wood, but instead the concrete jungle that is Philadelphia public education. Looking down one bend as far as she can, Chrislie sees the School District’s selective-admission magnet high schools. Looking down the other, she sees the city’s charter schools.

Other options — such as Chrislie’s District-run neighborhood high school — may be in the vicinity, but they don’t figure on her map.

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