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De Saxe, Jennifer Gale; Bucknovitz, Sarah; Mahoney-Mosedale, Frances – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Throughout this article, we discuss the neoliberal assault on public education, specifically in the United States, which, through coercive means, is anti-feminist, racist, and classist and demonstrates a deliberate attack on the female-dominated teaching profession. By contextualizing and analyzing education policies through a framework of…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Educational Change, Public Education, Racial Bias
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Garry, Vanessa; Uchitelle, Susan – Education and Urban Society, 2020
In 2003, in an effort to address St. Louis Public Schools' (SLPS') declining enrollment and debt, the interim superintendent closed 16 schools. In 2016, more than a decade since the school closings, the enrollment dwindled from 44,000 students to half that number. This study is an examination of the closed schools to determine if displaced African…
Descriptors: School Closing, African American Students, Program Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Status
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Ritter, Gary W.; Jensen, Nathan C.; Kisida, Brian; Bowen, Daniel H. – Education and Urban Society, 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…
Descriptors: School Choice, Urban Schools, Charter Schools, School Desegregation
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Giersch, Jason – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Historically, strong teacher unions have been successful at gaining benefits and security for their members, but they have been put on the defensive by recent proposals for education reform. Charter schools are one such reform that could threaten unions, but there is wide variety in the content of state charter school laws. Using state-level data…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Law, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Toson, Amy L.-M. – Education and Urban Society, 2013
The continued presence of educational management organizations (EMO) is explained as an inevitable and continued component of the public school landscape. This article discusses both why EMOs are here to stay and the benefits of EMOs in public education. Statistics are shared showing a 420% increase in the number of EMOs over the past 11 years as…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Proprietary Schools, School Choice, Educational Policy
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Eckes, Suzanne E.; Plucker, Jonathan A. – Education and Urban Society, 2013
This article argues that one possible avenue for addressing and increasing student body diversity in charter schools may lie with the authorizer. In particular, we focus on the role of university-based authorizers, a group of sponsors that would appear to be especially concerned with educational opportunity given their faculties' traditional…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Charter Schools, Student Diversity, Agency Role
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Allen, Ann; Glassman, Michael; Riegel, Lisa; Dawson, Heather – Education and Urban Society, 2013
Using a sociopolitical perspective to understand the alignment of community values and school policies, we conducted focus groups in three geographically close but economically varied neighborhood in one Midwest urban area. The article presents findings related to constituent values, social capital, and school policies, including charter school…
Descriptors: Values, School Policy, Focus Groups, Charter Schools
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Jacobs, Nicholas – Education and Urban Society, 2013
The author analyzes the revealed school preferences of parents in the Washington, D.C., and asks, "What is the main determinant of charter school choice and how does it create racial, economic, and linguistic segregation?" The author first establishes a theory of choice, which incorporates past research and adds an additional variable to…
Descriptors: School Choice, Urban Schools, Charter Schools, Geographic Location
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Morse, Timothy E. – Education and Urban Society, 2010
Four years following the decimation of the New Orleans Public Schools by Hurricane Katrina the city has been described as the center of a unique urban public school reform effort. This effort is a combination of events that transpired just before the storm and those that have occurred as a result of it. In particular some claim that the emerging…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Disabilities, Special Education
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Hunter, Richard C. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
This article reviews educational initiatives of state and federal government that were designed to remedy the effects of racial segregation on Black public school students in the United States after the famous "Brown v. Board of Education" decisions. Several policy and legal initiatives are reviewed, including school desegregation,…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Privatization, School Desegregation
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Garcia, David R. – Education and Urban Society, 2008
This article focuses on how parental school choices affect the degree of racial and academic segregation in charter schools. The research design allows for a direct comparison of the racial and academic conditions of the district schools students exited to the charter schools they entered. Parents choose to leave more racially integrated district…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Racial Composition, School Choice, School Segregation
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Lubienski, Christopher – Education and Urban Society, 2007
Effective school-choice plans depend on the quality of information available to families. Examining the promotional materials provided by different schools in a highly competitive and diverse urban area tells us not only about the quality of that information but also how schools respond to competitive incentives. This analysis outlines an economic…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Institutional Evaluation, Competition, Student Recruitment
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May, Judy Jackson – Education and Urban Society, 2006
The school choice debate evokes compelling arguments by advocates and opponents alike. As the controversy continues, urban school districts are losing significant resources to charter schools. Districts seeking to compete in the race to reclaim dollars lost to the school choice battle should emulate the factors that have propelled parents to seek…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Traditional Schools, School Choice, School Districts