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How the San Francisco School Lottery Works — or Not

KQED News Fix

For many San Franciscans, S.F. Unified School District’s student assignment system — the so-called lottery — can be overwhelming, stressful and baffling.

In many places around the United States, where a child lives determines where he or she attends school. San Francisco does not use this model  because of segregated housing patterns. Creating diverse schools is a school district goal.

Read the story at KQED News Fix.