February 9, 2010

Press Release:

Escalating Evidence on Charter Segregation
On heels of UCLA study, new study finds charter schools operated by corporations are segregated by race, income, disability and language

Policy Brief:

Schools Without Diversity: Education Management Organizations, Charter Schools,
and the Demographic Stratification of the American School System

Gary Miron, Jessica L. Urschel, William J. Mathis,* and Elana Tornquist
Dept. of Educational Leadership, Research & Technology
College of Education
Western Michigan University
*University of Colorado at Boulder

This report, which is a comprehensive examination of enrollment patterns in charter schools operated by Education Management organizations (EMOs), finds that charter schools run by EMOs are segregated by race, family income, disabilities and English language learner status as compared with their local public schools districts.

Executive Summary
Policy Brief