The politics of maintaining diversity policies in demographically changing urban- suburban school districts

Sarah Diem, Erica Frankenberg, Colleen Cleary, Nazneen Ali

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Abstract

This study focuses on how the demographic change occurring within two countywide school districts and communities in the South, including the creation of suburban enclaves alongside central cities overwhelmingly made up of lowincome students of color, influences community support for diversity policies within two school districts with a history of voluntary integration efforts: Jefferson County Public Schools (Louisville, KY) and the Wake County Public School System (Raleigh, NC). By focusing on two urban-suburban school districts, our research extends prior work examining the politics of diversity in urban school districts to county-wide school districts experiencing rapid suburbanization and stratification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-389
Number of pages39
JournalAmerican Journal of Education
Volume120
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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