A Mission For Reform Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Dawkins-Law, Shelby Eden
    • Affiliation: School of Education
  • School choice in the form of charter schools has become a resegregating policy lever. This is despite the fact that freedom of choice was originally introduced as a desegregating policy lever. This case study describes one charter school as it creates, adopts, enacts, and implements a new policy to diversify its student body. Throughout, this school relies on the mission-driven, intentional leadership of its Staff and Board of Directors to ensure stakeholders' incorporation in this process. Due to the culture of consensus building embedded in its mission, this school is able to enact this policy with everyone's interests in mind. This school represents an irony, as the autonomy that facilitates its progressiveness is exactly what incentivizes many other charter schools to passively resegregate. This school teaches us that with intentional effort, resegregation can be combatted on the individual school level.
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  • Noblit, George W.
  • Master of Arts
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