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ERIC Number: EJ1112422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Information Is Bliss: Information Use by School Choice Participants in Denver
Yettick, Holly
Urban Education, v51 n8 p859-890 Oct 2016
If school choice programs are to provide any degree of equitable access to educational opportunities, then useful information about academic quality needs to be available to all participants, not just those who hob knob with the school board members or chat with the superintendent over the backyard fence. This study draws upon a unique data set to identify two information sources (parent websites and school choice enrollment guides) associated with low-income and minority families' selection of higher quality schools in Denver. The study also highlights two types of information lacked by low-income and minority families who ended up selecting lower quality schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado (Denver)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A