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ERIC Number: EJ939040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-7879
Is Racial Segregation Changing in Charter Schools?
Lee, Jin; Lubienski, Christopher
International Journal of Educational Reform, v20 n3 p192-209 Sum 2011
Charter schools embody the theoretical potential to promote integration since they can draw students from across district boundaries that often reflect segregated residential patterns. While a number of studies have examined overall racial composition of charter schools, virtually no attention has been paid to how charter school enrollment patterns may have changed over time--a key for understanding the potential of these schools to exacerbate or ameliorate student sorting. We examine questions of school mix by comparing the integration indices of charter schools over time. The analysis indicates that integration in charter schools has improved slightly in the majority of states but that in several states charter schools are seeing increased segregation. (Contains 8 notes and 2 tables.)
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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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