ERIC Number: EJ777104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Reference Count: 40
Are Charter Schools Using Recruitment Strategies to Increase Student Body Diversity?
Eckes, Suzanne E.; Trotter, Anne E.
Education and Urban Society, v40 n1 p62-90 Nov 2007
Depending on state statutory language, charter schools may be able to exercise more control over their student body composition. Unlike traditional public schools, charter schools may have the opportunity to increase student body diversity by drawing students from across traditional school district boundary lines. Specifically, depending on the state statutory language, charter schools may be permitted some flexibility in recruiting and admitting students. This study investigates the admissions and recruitment practices of eight high-achieving charter schools and considers whether charter school leaders negotiate state statutes to create a diverse student body. Appended are: (1) Academic Achievement: Comparison between Charter School and Nearest Traditional Public School"; and (2) Statutory Language Regarding Admissions and Consideration of Race. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, Charter Schools, Student Diversity, School Districts, State Legislation, Selective Admission, Leadership Responsibility, Academic Achievement, Public Schools, Comparative Analysis, Racial Factors, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, African American Students, White Students, Hispanic American Students, Asian American Students, American Indians, Low Income Groups
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