ERIC Number: EJ1103184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Urban School Choice and Integration: The Effect of Charter Schools in Little Rock
Ritter, Gary W.; Jensen, Nathan C.; Kisida, Brian; Bowen, Daniel H.
Education and Urban Society, v48 n6 p535-555 Jul 2016
We examine the impact of charter schools on school integration in the Little Rock, Arkansas metropolitan area. We find that charters are less likely to be hyper-segregated than traditional public schools (TPS), but TPS have compositions more closely reflecting the region. However, differences in each case are slight. Using student-level data to follow students who left TPS for charters, we find that most transfers improve integration levels at the schools they left. This finding is attributed to the fact that most transfers involve minority students leaving predominately minority schools or White students leaving predominantly White schools.
Descriptors: School Choice, Urban Schools, Charter Schools, School Desegregation, School Statistics, Transfer Students, Disproportionate Representation, Racial Composition, Educational Policy, Racial Segregation, Racial Integration, Desegregation Effects, Public Schools, Demography, School Location, Racial Distribution
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas