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Schools without Diversity: Education Management Organizations, Charter Schools, and the Demographic Stratification of the American School System

Policy Brief - Feb 09, 2010

Author(s) - Gary Miron, Jessica L. Urschel, William J. Mathis,* and Elana Tornquist Dept. of Educational Leadership, Research & Technology College of Education Western Michigan University

This report, which is a comprehensive examination of enrollment patterns in charter schools operated by Education Management organizations (EMOs), finds that charter schools run by EMOs are segregated by race, family income, disabilities and English language learner status as compared with their local public schools districts.