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The Economic Geography of School Districts

William A. Fischel

in Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251301
eISBN:
9780226251318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251318.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter explains the differences in the geographic size of school districts by region of the country, especially why the South's school districts are so much larger in area. Race has a lot to do ... More


Outsiders Reshape the Educational Landscape

Carolyn T. Adams

in From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines how actors outside Philadelphia have reshaped the city's educational landscape by changing the school governance structure, fostering school choice, and shifting responsibility ... More


The Long History of School District Consolidation

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter outlines the history of rural school consolidation, which began in the 1890s but remained contested seventy-five years later, long enough for suburban newcomers to clash and then ... More


The Fight for Funding

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines how state support for education expanded greatly but not steadily over the course of the twentieth century. In fits and starts, legislatures increased subsidies to local school ... More


Explaining the School District Consolidation Movement

William A. Fischel

in Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251301
eISBN:
9780226251318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251318.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter uses land-value concerns and economic and technical change to explain the dramatic decline in the number of school districts between 1910 and 1970. Almost all the decline in district ... More


Education Reforms and Social Capital in School Districts

William A. Fischel

in Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251301
eISBN:
9780226251318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251318.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter looks at whether school districts are still relevant in American life. The chapter presents some broad empirical evidence in support of the social capital theory of public schools: ... More


Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts

William A. Fischel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251301
eISBN:
9780226251318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251318.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

A significant factor for many people deciding where to live is the quality of the local school district, with superior schools creating a price premium for housing. The result is a “race to the top,” ... More


California

Ruth Colker

in Disabled Education: A Critical Analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708101
eISBN:
9780814708002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708101.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter examines hearing officer decisions in California involving parents who challenge individualized education programs (IEP) on behalf of their children with disabilities under the ... More


Socioeconomic School Integration: Preliminary Lessons from More Than 80 Districts

Richard D. Kahlenberg

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.13
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter focuses on the socioeconomic school integration plans. It begins with a brief historical overview examining why a number of school districts began placing an emphasis on socioeconomic ... More


The Effects of Socioeconomic School Integration Policies on Racial School Desegregation

Sean F. Reardon and Lori Rhodes

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.14
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter the effects socioeconomic school integration policies on racial school desegregation. It begins by presenting a brief historical overview of socioeconomic status-based student assignment ... More


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