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ERIC Number: EJ1051964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Haven Charter Schools: Separate by Design and Legally Questionable
Eckes, Suzanne
Equity & Excellence in Education, v48 n1 p49-70 2015
This article examines the legal and policy complexities involved with students who are self-selecting into haven charter schools. Haven charter schools are those that intend to create a safe place for students with complex histories who may have been intimidated by a dominant group in their former schools. For the purpose of this study, haven charter schools are grouped into the following three categories: (1) ability-focused charters schools (e.g., specials needs); (2) culture-focused charter schools (e.g., Native-American, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Latino); and (3) gender- or sexual orientation based charter schools. After providing relevant background information and examining related literature, this article analyzes how recent courts have addressed legal challenges to this form of de facto segregation in charter schools and how these court opinions may inform policy debates about haven charter schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Bakke v Regents of University of California; Fourteenth Amendment; Gratz et al v Bollinger et al; Grutter et al v Bollinger et al; Higher Education Act Title IX; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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