Type: Public event

CLOSUP Seminars: The Effect of School Choice on College and Crime

Date & Time

Mar 11, 2009, 12:00-1:00 pm EDT


Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
735 South State Street Max and Marjorie Fisher Classroom Ann Arbor, MI

David Deming will present his study of the implementation of an open enrollment public school choice plan in Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district (CMS) in 2002. Students were guaranteed admission to their home school but could apply to as many as 3 other public schools in the district. Where demand for slots exceeded supply, assignment was determined by randomized lottery. Deming finds significant benefits of school choice for students who come from neighborhoods that are assigned to very low performing schools.

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