Selective Enrollment and (In)equality in U.S. Public Schooling

Awarded Scholars:
Véronique Irwin, University of California, Berkeley
Project Date:
May 2018
Award Amount:

Irwin will study the extent to which academically selective public schools improve education for all students. She will combine an original and comprehensive database of Selective Enrollment Public Schools (SEPS) with existing school and district data from SEDA to investigate whether selective schools tend to expand opportunities for more “traditional” urban public-school students or instead serve as educational subsidies for the well-off.


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