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A Case Study on School Choice’s Role in Urban Renewal

Urban economic development resources are often focused on bringing jobs and affordable housing to downtown areas. In contrast, there has been very little consideration given to how public charter schools and private school choice programs might act as economic development catalysts. This study examines relocation decisions made by families whose children are enrolled in a successful arts-intensive urban public charter school in the formerly blighted downtown area of Santa Ana, California.

Listen here to our podcast interview with one of the report’s lead authors, Dr. Bartley Danielsen.

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