Magnet Schools: Reform and Race in Urban Education

  title={Magnet Schools: Reform and Race in Urban Education},
  author={Ellen B. Goldring and Claire E. Smrekar},
  journal={The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas},
  pages={13 - 15}
magnet gained popularity in the 1970s when policymakers were designing desegregation plans in an effort to make them more attractive to parents, educators, and students. Magnet schools were established to promote racial diversity, improve scholastic standards, and provide a range of programs to satisfy individual talents and interests. Since 1975, when federal courts accepted magnet schools as a method of desegregation in Morgan v. Kerrigan (421 US 963), their number has increased dramatically… 
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