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ERIC Number: ED508423
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-28
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
School Segregation under Color-Blind Jurisprudence: The Case of North Carolina. Working Papers Series. SAN08-02
Clotfelter, Charles T.; Ladd, Helen F.; Vigdor, Jacob L.
Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy
Using detailed administrative data for the public K-12 schools of North Carolina, we measure racial segregation in the public schools of North Carolina. With data for the 2005/06 school year, we update previously published calculations that measure segregation in terms of unevenness in racial enrollment patterns both between schools and within schools. We find that classroom segregation generally increased between 2000/01 and 2005/06, continuing, albeit at a slightly slower rate, the trend of increases we observed over the preceding six years. Segregation increased sharply in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, which introduced a new choice plan in 2002. Over the same period, racial and economic disparities in teacher quality widened in that district. Finally, we compare our basic measure to two alternative measures of segregation. The following tables are appended: (1) Enrollment, Racial Composition, 2005/06, Growth Rate, and Segregation by District 2000/01 and 2005/06; and (2) Segregation in Comparable Districts, 2005/06. (Contains 32 footnotes and 11 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Duke University, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina