Jennifer Ayscue

About Jennifer Ayscue

Jennifer Ayscue is a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles and a research associate at the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles.

The Role of School District Boundary Lines in Perpetuating School Segregation

Much of the current American educational policy focuses on individual-level reforms that are intended to encourage teachers to work harder so that students will learn more and achieve higher levels on standardized tests. However, this approach fails to recognize the importance of structural features in supporting or limiting students’ academic success. The organization of school districts and the extent to which they segregate students has major implications for the educational opportunities of students and their corresponding outcomes.

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