Sorry, Johnny. You have to stay in the crumbling, failing, dangerous public school in your neighborhood because your freedom of choice is not statistically justified.
commenter David reacts to freaknomics post on futility of school choice
I keep thinking the politics of choice will be affected by the economy. Charter schools (and vouchers) are cheaper than public schools, and parents are happier (or at least spend fewer years of their lives being unhappy - pdf file).
Same academic outcomes for less money, with less stress on the family: put it that way, some of us are going to take that deal.