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    How families from gentrifying neighborhoods can help break the cycle of school segregation

How families from gentrifying neighborhoods can help break the cycle of school segregation

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Those who traditionally attend racially similar schools tend to seek out a similar environment for their own children, a trend which can reinforce school segregation. Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Stefani Thachik and Kim Bridges have studied families in a gentrifying neighborhood, finding that many who came from privileged backgrounds wished to send their own children to public schools and to invest in […]

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    Better schools lead to higher house prices, which can price out lower income families.

Better schools lead to higher house prices, which can price out lower income families.

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Since the 1990s, state governments have introduced policies to encourage greater school choice, with one aim being that high-income families concentrate less on particular schools. In new research, Sylvia He examines the relationship between house prices and school quality in Orange County, California between 2001 and 2011. She finds that better schools are associated with higher house prices nearby, […]

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    There is no evidence to suggest that charter schools increase school segregation.

There is no evidence to suggest that charter schools increase school segregation.

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Charter schools are a controversial part of the US education system, with opponents expressing concern that more advantaged students will tend to choose them, taking resources away from traditional public schools and potentially increasing how segregated they are. In a new study of charter schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, Gary Ritter and colleagues find that levels of segregation were […]

February 19th, 2017|Education, Gary Ritter|0 Comments|
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    In Milwaukee, school vouchers have helped many private schools to fail

In Milwaukee, school vouchers have helped many private schools to fail

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The incoming Donald Trump administration has sparked a new debate over the value of school vouchers in American education policy. But just how effective are school vouchers? In new research which examines a school voucher program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Michael R. Ford finds that more than 40 percent of schools which received school voucher revenues now no longer exist. […]

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    How the rich wanting the best for their kids is segregating our neighborhoods

How the rich wanting the best for their kids is segregating our neighborhoods

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The past 25 years have seen a 20 percent increase in segregation between families with children, with this segregation being greatest for the rich. In a new analysis, Ann Owens finds that as rich families with children become even richer, they spend more of their income on living in their ‘ideal ‘neighborhood. This trend works alongside the tendency for […]

December 22nd, 2016|Ann Owens, Education|1 Comment|
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    The appointment of Betsy DeVos as US Education Secretary is a green light for market forces in education

The appointment of Betsy DeVos as US Education Secretary is a green light for market forces in education

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This week president-elect Donald Trump picked billionaire conservative activist, Betsy DeVos to be his Secretary of Education. Ursula Hackett writes that Trump’s choice shows that he is serious about implementing a radical new program of school vouchers, which would expand the role of the market in the US education system even further. She comments that while Trump’s plan to […]

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    How No Child Left Behind encourages more affluent parents to flee poorly performing schools.

How No Child Left Behind encourages more affluent parents to flee poorly performing schools.

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For a democracy to function properly, its citizens need to be informed. In order to raise how informed people are and to increase democratic accountability, the US has implemented performance accountability measures for public and private goods and services. In new research, John B. Holbein examines the effects of the No Child Left Behind policy, which gives citizens information […]

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    Having more education than your parents makes it less likely that you will commit a crime as an adult.

Having more education than your parents makes it less likely that you will commit a crime as an adult.

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Though the relationship between socioeconomic status and crime has long been of interest to criminologists, few studies have examined the importance of social mobility. Raymond Swisher and Christopher Dennison used data from a national longitudinal study to analyze the association between intergenerational educational mobility and crime. They find upward educational mobility is associated with a lower likelihood of committing […]

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    Future family plans don’t influence how men and women choose their college major or occupation.

Future family plans don’t influence how men and women choose their college major or occupation.

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Many traditional social science theories explain the persistence of occupational segregation between men and women with the idea that anticipating family responsibilities, women choose qualifications and jobs which will lead them to presumably more flexible women-dominated occupations. In new research which examines the future plans of college students, Erin A. Cech finds that only a small minority of women […]

September 12th, 2016|Education, Erin A. Cech|0 Comments|
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    If you’re a man, working part-time can reduce your chances of getting a new job as much as unemployment does.

If you’re a man, working part-time can reduce your chances of getting a new job as much as unemployment does.

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Unemployment often has wide-ranging negative consequences for those who experience it, including making it harder to get a new job. But what effect does part-time work or work in a job below a person’s skill level have? In new research, David S. Pedulla investigates the effects of these ‘nonstandard’ and ‘mismatched’ jobs on people’s employment chances. By sending out […]

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