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Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking – Do Choice Policies Segregate Schools?

Policy Brief - Mar 31, 2016

Author(s) - William Mathis and Kevin Welner, University of Colorado Boulder

Despite advocates advancing the notion that integration can be promoted by increased school choice, a new brief considers the research evidence of those policies. The concise brief concludes that while choice policies may be designed and implemented in ways intended to advance integration; the result has been increased stratification. The National Education Policy Center published the brief with funding from the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice.