How Does School Choice Affect Racial Integration?

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica
Nov 20, 2019
Diana McCallum, Christina Tuttle, Jeffrey Max, Brian Gill, and Philip Gleason

Mathematica and the Walton Family Foundation have partnered on a project to uncover evidence about the effects of school choice on nonparticipating students and schools. The range of school choice options has grown over the last several decades across the country, igniting a debate about the way these options influence patterns of racial and economic integration. This brief examines how school choice options, including charter schools, vouchers, magnet schools, district-wide choice, and inter-district choice, affect the racial and economic integration of students.