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Is Wake Different?

Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor

in End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622545
eISBN:
9781469622569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622545.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter sets the case of Wake County into a broader national perspective by comparing it with a number of other urban and suburban jurisdictions. Particular attention is paid to understanding ... More


Is Class Working?: Socioeconomic Student Assignment Plans in Wake County, North Carolina, and Cambridge, Massachusetts

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley

in Integrating Schools in a Changing Society: New Policies and Legal Options for a Multiracial Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835128
eISBN:
9781469602585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869208_frankenberg.15
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter investigates the impacts of socioeconomic status (SES) integration in Wake County, North Carolina and Cambridge, Massachusetts. First, it provides a definition of SES integration, along ... More


The Wake County Public School System: A Social and Political History

Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor

in End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622545
eISBN:
9781469622569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622545.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how Wake's school system and assignment policy changed after the establishment of a single countywide district in 1976. It discusses how the district achieved an early consensus ... More


Standing at a Crossroads: The Future of Integrated Public Schooling in America

John Charles Boger

in Integrating Schools in a Changing Society: New Policies and Legal Options for a Multiracial Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835128
eISBN:
9781469602585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869208_frankenberg.5
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter describes the decades of collaborative effort by lawyers, social scientists, and community members to pursue public school integration. Describing the Sheff v. O'Neill litigation and the ... More


A Focus of Conflict I: Wake Schools’ General Student Assignment Policy

Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor

in End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622545
eISBN:
9781469622569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622545.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the general assignment policy of the Wake school board. It emphasizes that disagreements about the conflicting cultural models of public education were a leading cause of the ... More


End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments

Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622545
eISBN:
9781469622569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622545.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

One of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas, Wake County, North Carolina, added more than a quarter million new residents during the first decade of this century, an increase of almost 45 ... More


Using Geography to Further Racial Integration

Sheneka Williams and Erica Frankenberg

in Integrating Schools in a Changing Society: New Policies and Legal Options for a Multiracial Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835128
eISBN:
9781469602585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869208_frankenberg.16
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter examine districts' use of “small-scale geography” to promote racial integration. Plans that use variations of geography and population characteristics are implemented in Wake County, ... More


Assigning Children to Public Schools

Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor

in End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622545
eISBN:
9781469622569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622545.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on public school assignments in Wake County, North Carolina. It begins by highlighting the importance of education as a placement mechanism in our society, as well as the ... More


The Great Split: Election 2009 and its Aftermath

Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor

in End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622545
eISBN:
9781469622569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622545.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the events of the 2009 school board election and its aftermath. It begins by examining the 2009 campaign, which brought about the unified county system's first ... More


A Focus of Conflict III: Year-Round Schools

Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor

in End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622545
eISBN:
9781469622569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622545.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines Wake's considerable use of year-round schooling. Wake year-round school assignments started in 1989 as a cost-saving measure. Year-round schools began as an optional magnet ... More


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