Kahlenberg, Richard D.
The New Economic School Segregation
The Century Foundation
Explore how can socioeconomic integration promotes racial integration in schools.
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Vol. 57, No. 7, pp. 16-19
- Economic integration will promote racial diversity.
- Socioeconomic integration gets at the core issue driving school quality.
- Poor students will benefit if they went to a predominantly middle-class school.
- Best way to achieve integration is theory controlled public school choice.
- Educators know that a school's quality derives less from the per-pupil expenditures than from the people who make up the school community-classmates, parents and teachers.
- The best way to achieve integration is through a mechanism known as controlled public school choice.
- Controlled choice is preferable to a system of magnet and general schools because it doesn't create two tiers of education, one clearly better than the other. Controlled choice is preferable to busing because it adds choice instead of taking choice away.
- Studies suggest that middle-class students will not decline academically in economically integrated schools as long as those schools remain majority middle class.
Journal Article Review of Literature
Choice, Diversity, Integration, SES, School Quality
Literature Review, Policy Analysis
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- Previous research:
- Mahard & Crain, 1983
- Puma, Karweit, Ricciuti, Thompson, & Vaden-Kiernan, 1977
- Orfield & Eaton, 1996
- Chubb & Moe, 1990
- Anderson, 1993
- Armor, 1995
- Schneider, Teske, Marschall, Mintrom & Roch, 1997
- Kolderie, 1990
- Fliegel, 1993