Integrating School Districts: Diversity, Balance, and Welfare
22 Pages Posted: 31 Jul 2017
Date Written: July 15, 2017
Despite significant efforts, segregation in the US public schools still persists. It mainly occurs between, but not within, school districts. To overcome this problem, inter-district admissions have been introduced, and many school districts have been integrated in a handful of states. We study district integration from a market-design perspective. For each desired policy, we provide admission rules and algorithms so that the policy goal is established. We provide a novel framework that opens avenues for market-design research.
Keywords: District Integration, Desegregation, Diversity, Balance, Student Welfare
JEL Classification: C78, D47, D71, D78
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