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 situates the discourse of magnet schools within context of polarizing Neoliberal policies. Specifically, it examines the emergence of magnet school programs and how these constitute the "roll-out" of market-oriented Neoliberal policy reforms. The emergence of the Neoliberalism coincides with Civil Rights era desegregation, resulting in voluntary choice of magnet schools as the court accepted and government supported policy reform. Through an analysis of variance (ANOVA) of ethnicity and neighborhood income level of Cincinnati Public High School students, it is found that magnet schools correlate with the polarization of student populations. This research is integral in broadening the discourse of contemporary school choice debates.

Author Biography

Adam John Parrillo, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Studies (Geography)

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Published
2015-05-18
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, may 2015. ISSN 2166-2681. Available at: <https://isejournal.org/index.php/jise/article/view/65>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2021.

Keywords

Neoliberalism, Magnet Schools, Enrollments, Race, Income Levels, Geographic Analysis