Education Working Paper
No. 9 April 2005
The Effect of Residential School Choice on Public High School Graduation Rates
- Ann Rayman and Ofelia Madrid, “Merger Law Could Target Small Districts,” Arizona Republic, December 3, 2003.
- Derek DePledge, “Democrats Ready for Final Votes on ‘Reinvent Education’ Bill,” Honolulu Advertiser, April 13, 2004.
- Matthew Pinzur, “School Idea Hits Nerve,” Miami Herald, December 11, 2003.
- See http://www.miedresearchoffice.org/opportunity.htm#_Number_of_students
- See “Use of School Choice,” Education Policy Issues: Statistical Perspectives, n. 1, National Center for Education Statistics, June 1995, http://nces.ed.gov/pubs95/95742r.pdf
- Hoxby 2001.
- The graduation rates used in this study were reported in Greene and Winters 2005.
- See http://nces.ed.gov/ccd
- Calculations do not always sum due to rounding.
- See http://eire.census.gov/popest/estimates.php
- We were unable to calculate graduation rates between 1991 and 2000 in Arizona because, as we discovered after discussing it with the state’s Department of Education, the enrollment numbers that the state officially reported to the federal government during this period were incorrect.
- For state areas, see http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108355.html; for number of districts, see varying years of the Digest of Education Statistics, National Center of Education Statistics.
- Authors’ calculations using data from Greene and Winters 2005.
- Alexa Aguilar and Kavita Kumor, “Tiny School Districts Feel Pressure to Merge,” St. Louis Post Dispatch, Illinois 5 Star Edition, February 20, 2005.
- Authors’ calculations using data from Greene and Winters, 2005.
- DePledge, “Democrats Ready.”
- David M. Herszenhorn, “Charity Gives $51 Million to City to Start 67 Schools,” New York Times, September 18, 2003.
- For both of these data, see varying years of the Core of Common Data, http://nces.ed.gov/ccd
- Aguilar and Kumor, “Tiny School Districts Feel Pressure to Merge.”
- Rayman and Madrid, “Merger Law Could Target Small Districts.”