If a poor-performing school has to offer its students the option of transferring elsewhere (under the No Child Left Behind Act), it also has to offer them the option of private tutoring at the school's expense. What on earth? What an insanely expensive option. With all the things school need, this seems to be an inequitable distribution of funds.
Apparently 17.6% of eligible VA students took advantage of this. It sure saves the parents a lot of trouble and money. Really, it's sad that more eligible students aren't doing it. That shows something about the culture of learning (or lack thereof) in this country.
On a side note, I don't care for the term "poor-performing school." It should be "school with poor-performing students."