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Who is Worthy of School Choice? Examining the Affects of State-Level Determinants of Charter School Access, 1991-2006
Croft, Alicia

2011, Master of Arts, Ohio State University, Sociology.
Previous studies of school choice programs have primarily concentrated on individual differences in economic and social capital resources as reasons for variation in accessibility. While individual level factors matter, access to school choice programs like charter schools is established through educational policy, which is determined at the state level. Few studies have explored how political environments influence access to charter schools. Similar to other social programs that are decided at the state level, I propose that variations in social and political arrangements affect access to these educational alternatives. Hence, I predict that legislature characteristics and racial and ethnic divisions will influence how states determine charter school accessibility. To test these hypotheses, I use bivariate probit estimation to analyze how charter access is influenced by political environments. I measure accessibility by examining affirmative action policies in racial and ethnic balance clauses of charter legislation. These outcomes are regressed on variables that measure social and political arrangements across states.
David Jacobs, PhD (Advisor)
Douglas Downey, PhD (Committee Member)
Vincent Roscigno, PhD (Committee Member)
54 p.

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Croft, Alicia. "Who is Worthy of School Choice? Examining the Affects of State-Level Determinants of Charter School Access, 1991-2006." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio State University, 2011. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 28 Mar 2015.

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Croft, Alicia "Who is Worthy of School Choice? Examining the Affects of State-Level Determinants of Charter School Access, 1991-2006." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio State University, 2011. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/

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