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Neighborhood Schools, Choice, and the Distribution of Educational Benefits

Dennis Epple and Richard Romano

in The Economics of School Choice

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2003 | ISBN: 9780226355337
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226355344 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226355344.003.0008
Neighborhood Schools, Choice, and the Distribution of Educational Benefits

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This chapter examines the implications of a neighborhood system of public schooling and compares it to provision that allows districtwide open enrollment or school choice. It shows that there is an important trade-off between intradistrict choice and neighborhood schools, so long as every student benefits from being with students of higher ability. The chapter explains that intradistrict choice encourages segregation of students on the basis of ability, but discourages segregation of students on the basis of income.

Keywords: neighborhood system; public school; school choice; intradistrict choice; segregation of students

Chapter.  24276 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economics

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