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

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.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.