The Cambridge Public Schools lottery
is just that: A lottery. There are a bunch of things you can increase and decrease your chances for particular outcomes, but nothing is certain.
And so, explaining it is fraught and explanations seem like they're bursting with flop-sweat. I do not envy the author of A Guide to the Kindergarten Lottery
You may want to think about what combination of choices will be most likely to result in a
Mandatory Assignment. For example, if all of your choices contain one of the following risk
factors, you may want to switch one of them to a safer choice
Every family will have your own priorities and preferences – there is no “right” way to
participate in the Lottery
After months of deliberation, I think we're almost
settled on our choices.