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Policies needed to build inclusive cities and schools

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Published: 2018-08-06

Authors

Kfir Mordechay

Pepperdine University

Jennifer B. Ayscue

American Educational Research Association Congressional Fellow

Keywords: Segregation; gentrification; integration; school choice

Abstract

Race and class segregation have long governed patterns of residential sorting in the American metropolis. However, as urban neighborhoods across the country experience an influx of white and middle-class residents, they could alleviate the stark economic and racial segregation that is ubiquitous to urban neighborhoods and school systems. This paper argues that gentrification is a growing phenomenon with great potential to influence neighborhoods as well as cities and the schools within them. Key steps are discussed that policymakers can take to foster neighborhood and school change that is both inclusive and equitable. 

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Author Biographies

Kfir Mordechay

Pepperdine University

Kfir Mordechay is an Assistant Professor at Pepperdine University. His research focuses on metropolitan and neighborhood demographic trends, social and urban policy, and race and immigration in U.S. society.

Jennifer B. Ayscue

American Educational Research Association Congressional Fellow

Jennifer Ayscue is an American Educational Research Association Congressional Fellow in the United States Senate. Her research focuses on desegregation in K–12 schools and the role of policy in shaping students’ access to diverse and equitable educational opportunities.

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Published: 2018-08-06

How to Cite

Mordechay, K., & Ayscue, J. B. (2018). Policies needed to build inclusive cities and schools. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 26, 98. https://doi.org/10.14507/epaa.26.3659