[lg policy] Choice without Equity: Charter School Segregation and the Need for Civil Rights Standards

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 19 15:35:56 UTC 2010

Choice without Equity: Charter School Segregation and the Need for
Civil Rights Standards

by E. Frankenberg, G. Siegel-Hawley, and J. Wang

This nationwide report is based on an analysis of Federal government
data and an examination of charter schools in 40 states and the
District of Columbia, along with several dozen metropolitan areas with
large enrollments of charters. The report found that charter schools
continue to stratify students by race, class, and possibly language,
and are more racially isolated than traditional public schools in
virtually every state and large metropolitan area in the country.

The study's key findings suggest that charter schools, particularly
those in the western United States are havens for white re-segregation
from public schools; requirements for providing essential equity data
to the federal government go unmet across the nation; and magnet
schools are overlooked, in spite of showing greater levels of
integration and academic achievement than charters.


*Free copies of publications marked with asterisk may only be
accessible via library websites with paid subscriptions.
EdResearch is a mailing list to distribute research information
affecting linguistic, ethnic, and racial minorities and immigrants.
To subscribe or unsubscribe, visit:
For a searchable database of more than 900 past reports, visit:
The mailing list and database are affiliated with the California
Dropout Research Project (CDRP).

EdResearch mailing list
EdResearch at lists.isber.ucsb.edu

N.b.: Listing on the lgpolicy-list is merely intended as a service to
its members
and implies neither approval, confirmation nor agreement by the owner
or sponsor of the list as to the veracity of a message's contents.
Members who disagree with a message are encouraged to post a rebuttal.
(H. Schiffman, Moderator)

For more information about the lgpolicy-list, go to
This message came to you by way of the lgpolicy-list mailing list
lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu
To manage your subscription unsubscribe, or arrange digest format: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list

More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list