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ERIC Number: EJ1141524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
School Choice, Racial Segregation, and Poverty Concentration: Evidence from Pennsylvania Charter School Transfers
Kotok, Stephen; Frankenberg, Erica; Schafft, Kai A.; Mann, Bryan A.; Fuller, Edward J.
Educational Policy, v31 n4 p415-447 Jun 2017
This article examines how student movements between traditional public schools (TPSs) and charters--both brick and mortar and cyber--may be associated with both racial isolation and poverty concentration. Using student-level data from the universe of Pennsylvania public schools, this study builds upon previous research by specifically examining student transfers into charter schools, disaggregating findings by geography. We find that, on average, the transfers of African American and Latino students from TPSs to charter schools were segregative. White students transferring within urban areas transferred to more racially segregated schools. Students from all three racial groups attended urban charters with lower poverty concentration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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