School context and charter school achievement: A framework for understanding the performance "black box"

Janelle Scott, Adriana Villavicencio

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Abstract

This article explores the relationship between charter school racial composition, school environments, and student achievement. We offer an original framework for understanding school context and its influence on schooling outcomes. We conclude that policymakers could better attend to the persistent educational inequality that has shaped U.S. schooling if when designing school choice plans they took account of student racial composition even in a postdesegregation environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-243
Number of pages17
JournalPeabody Journal of Education
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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