Mapping Educational Opportunity: Spatial Analysis and School Choices

  title={Mapping Educational Opportunity: Spatial Analysis and School Choices},
  author={Christopher Lubienski and Jack Dougherty},
  journal={American Journal of Education},
  pages={485 - 491}
School choice is one of the most popular and yet controversial approaches to school reform in play today. While voucher programs and charter schools garner much attention, many families have the option of selecting from among different educational alternatives due to the preponderance of in-district or interdistrict choice programs, tuition tax credits, the choice provisions of No Child Left Behind, or the possibility of purchasing a residence in another district (Henig 1999). Yet, despite the… 
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