Panel: Residential Choices, School Choices and Youth Outcomes

Saturday, November 10, 2012: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
Salon A (Radisson Plaza Lord Baltimore Hotel)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Organizers:  Keren Horn, New York University
Moderators:  Jeffrey Weinstein, Syracuse University
Chairs:  Helen Ladd, Duke University

This panel explores the intricacies of how schools influence household residential decisions, and the impacts of school reforms on residential decisions and outcomes for youth. Professor Kimelberg opens the panel with a qualitative exploration of middle class parents who have decided to educate their children in urban public schools, and the factors that shape this decision. Professor Figlio then presents his work on how the introduction of school accountability systems impacts residential and school choices for families. Keren Horn presents her work identifying how No Child Left Behind is shaping urban neighborhoods, particularly focusing on whether there is sufficient stigma associated with failure to meet Adequate Yearly Progress, that it can deter families from entering a neighborhood or entice those currently living in the neighborhood to send their children to private school. Finally Professor Deming explores how the end of race-based busing in Charlotte-Mecklenburg has affected youth, focusing on academic achievement, educational attainment, and young adult crime. Together these four papers shed light on the ways our school reforms are shaping neighborhoods and outcomes for our nation’s youth.

Beyond Test Scores: Middle-Class Parents and the Evaluation of Urban Public Schools
Shelley Kimelberg, Northeastern University; University at Buffalo-SUNY

School Segregation, Educational Attainment and Crime Evidence From the End of Busing In Charlotte-Mecklenburg
David Deming, Harvard University, Stephen Billings, University of North Carolina, Charlotte and Jonah Rockoff, Columbia University

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