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Parental involvement, fairness crucial in ‘controlled choice’ strategy

As the Wake County Board of Education continues to grapple with the best approach for its student assignment plan, Michael Alves says he’s convinced the solution may be “controlled choice.”

Alves, an education consultant with 35 years’ experience, has spent the past three days in the Triangle discussing the strategy with educators, business leaders, parents and community activists.

He says controlled choice divides a school system into zones based on a computer model that distributes the student population so that each area is representative of the entire school system.

Alves joined Chris Fitzsimon in the studio Wednesday to discuss the role of diversity under this strategy, and the plan he believes can give students stability without creating high-poverty schools.

For a preview of the interview that will air this weekend, please click below:

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