Date of Award

Spring 2018

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Public Policy and Law

First Advisor

Rachel Moskowitz

Second Advisor

Adrienne Fulco


This thesis explores the potential of the intentionally diverse charter model. By first analyzing the presence of charter schools in our educational system and then exploring past and contemporary segregation in the United States, this thesis highlights the need for educational policy that addresses bringing meaningful diversity into schools. This thesis makes an argument for the merits of intentionally diverse charter schools as a way to innovate best practices for the charter school sector as well as the potential for these innovations to be adopted by traditional public schools. This work builds upon existing scholarship to highlight the potential in this specific brand of charter schools for future policies.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College, Hartford, CT for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Law.