The Show on KJZZ

What The Sunnyslope High School Line Says About School Choice In Arizona

By Mark Brodie
Published: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:50pm
Updated: Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 8:06am

Audio icon Download mp3 (7.5 MB)

Sunnyslope High School enrollment campout
Stacey Champion
Parents camp outside Sunnyslope High School to secure enrollment for their children.

Dozens of parents lined up outside of Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix this week, hoping to land their students a spot at one of the highest-rated schools in the area.

The images and news reports sparked heated debate on social media, pitting school choice advocates who argued the system is working against those who saw the line as an example of how it has backfired.

Here to talk more about the phenomenon is Chris Kotterman, director of governmental relations at the Arizona School Boards Association.

Chris Kotterman
Paul Atkinson/KJZZ
Chris Kotterman

More Stories From KJZZ

One Source, My Connection!