Paying for School Choice: Availability Differences among Local Education Markets

International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership

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Title Paying for School Choice: Availability Differences among Local Education Markets
 
Creator Lee, Jin
 
Subject education; policy
access: availability; No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; public school choice; market
 
Description On the grounds of the school zone discontinuity by parents’ educational level, housing price, and household income, empowering parents to choose children’s schools with their own hands has the potential to improve overall access to education by weakening geographical advantages, or disadvantages, and opening up invisible boundaries between communities. Though recent school choice proposals seem aligned with issues of access to education, little research has paid attention to potential access to and actual utilization of the federal government-initiated choice program in competitive markets. This paper explores whether or not the markets for the public school choice provision under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 are ready to serve students at chronically underperforming schools, by representing the geographic distribution of choice availability in a segregated metropolitan area. This study finds that the public school choice provision under the NCLB builds unequal choice settings between school districts.
 
Publisher IJEPL is a joint publication of PDK International, SFU, and GMU
 
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Date 2016-12-13
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
research-article
quantitative
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/674
 
Source International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership; Vol 11, No 5 (2016): Paying for School Choice: Availability Differences among Local Education Markets
1555-5062
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/view/674/159
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/downloadSuppFile/674/150
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/downloadSuppFile/674/151
http://journals.sfu.ca/ijepl/index.php/ijepl/article/downloadSuppFile/674/152
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Jin Lee
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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