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Document Number: 3539

School Choice in Urban America: Magnet Schools and the Pursuit of Equity - This book examines empirical data concerning the effects of magnet schools in terms of educational equity, desegregation and educational improvement. The social and political context of magnet schools is also analyzed. The authors focus on a range of questions, including: What is the context of decisionmaking for parents in an urban system of school choice? What is the nature and quality of family-school interaction in magnet and nonmagnet schools? What are the learning environments and workplace conditions in magnet schools? How do these conditions influence issues of equity and access for students in urban schools? The book is available for purchase from Teachers College Press. (Claire Smrekar and Ellen Goldring, Teachers College Press, 1999)...

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