Lift the cap
This is the beginning of school choice week. One of the choices in Wisconsin is public charter online education, or virtual schools. Unfortunately, despite the documented success of the virtual schools, the Jim Doyle-imposed enrollment cap is still in place. The open enrollment period is in February. It would be nice if all of the parents who opt to enroll their kids in the virtual schools could be confident that there will be a place for their children this fall, rather than spend agonizing months wondering where their kids were going to school.
This week at the MacIver Institute I took another look at the issue of the enrollment cap for virtual schools and why it must be removed.