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ERIC Number: ED520215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Segregation Levels in Milwaukee Public Schools and the Milwaukee Voucher Program. School Choice Issues in the State
Forster, Greg
Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation
This study compares segregation levels in Milwaukee public schools and in private schools participating in the Milwaukee voucher program. Using a segregation index that measures the difference between the percent of students in a school who are white and the percentage of school-age children in the greater metro area who are white, it finds that segregation is 13 points higher in Milwaukee public schools than in voucher-participating private schools. To put this finding in perspective, in a city whose school-age population was 50 percent white, a school that was 60 percent white and a school that was 73 percent white would differ by 13 points on the segregation index. (Contains 2 tables and 30 endnotes.)
Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation. Available from: Foundation for Educational Choice. One American Square Suite 2420, Indianapolis, IN 46282. Tel: 317-681-0745; Fax: 317-681-0945; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Milton & Rose D. Friedman Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin