This study combines spatial analysis and door-to-door interviews to explore how three factors – school quality, geography and neighborhood racial demographics – influence parents’ choices regarding magnet schools, a key part of the Sheff v O'Neill school desegregation remedy in the Hartford region.
Wanzer, Jesse, Heather Moore, and Jack Dougherty. “Race and Magnet School Choice: A Mixed-Methods Neighborhood Study in Urban Connecticut”. Conference Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association meeting, New York, New York, March 28, 2008. Available from the Trinity College Digital Repository, Hartford, Connecticut (http://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu)