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There is no evidence to suggest that charter schools increase school segregation.

Ritter, Gary (2017) There is no evidence to suggest that charter schools increase school segregation. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (19 Feb 2017). Website.

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Abstract

Charter schools are a controversial part of the US education system, with opponents expressing concern that more advantaged students will tend to choose them, taking resources away from traditional public schools and potentially increasing how segregated they are. In a new study of charter schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, Gary Ritter and colleagues find that levels of segregation were very similar in both charter and public schools. They also find that only around 1 percent of students transferred from public to charter schools, compared to 16 percent who leave the school district for other destinations.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science © CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 14:38
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2020 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69734

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