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States with highly fragmented school districts have greaterlevels of school segregation

Ayscue, Jennifer and Orfield, Gary (2015) States with highly fragmented school districts have greaterlevels of school segregation. USApp– American Politics and Policy Blog (22 Apr 2015). Website.

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After the relative success of efforts to desegregate them, America’s public schools are becoming increasingly segregated once more with increasing negative effects on student achievement and educational opportunities. Jennifer Ayscue and Gary Orfield argue that much of this trend is due to the fragmentation of school districts across states and metropolitan areas, and that this has mainly been caused by the urbanization of previously rural communities. They argue that in order to address the problems of school segregation, authorities must consider regional strategies such as transfer programs, regional magnet schools, and district consolidation.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 15:02
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 07:47

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