Magnetizing Public Education:The Lingering Effects of Magnet Schools in the Cincinnati Public School District, OH

  • Adam John Parrillo University of Wisconsin – Green Bay

Abstract

This paper examines the racial and socioeconomic enrollment patterns resulting from magnet
school programs in the Cincinnati Public School district (Ohio). The analysis employs the
measure of interracial exposure and independent t-tests to compare magnet schools with nonmagnet
schools across eight years, 1999-2006, and finds that there are significance differences in
racial exposure and neighborhood income level of student populations. Further, magnet school
literature is reviewed in the context of the "roll-out" of market-oriented Neoliberal policy
reforms where emergence of these reforms coincides with Civil Rights era desegregation,
resulting in ‘voluntary choice’ of magnet schools as the court accepted and government
supported policy reform. This research is integral in broadening the discourse of contemporary
school choice debates.

Published
2015-05-06
How to Cite
PARRILLO, Adam John. Magnetizing Public Education:The Lingering Effects of Magnet Schools in the Cincinnati Public School District, OH. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 6-32, may 2015. ISSN 2166-2681. Available at: <http://isejournal.org/index.php/jise/article/view/122>. Date accessed: 22 may 2019.