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The Implications of School Boundary Changes on Class Reproduction

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dc.contributor.advisor Dale, John G.
dc.contributor.author Botero, Nick
dc.creator Botero, Nick
dc.date 2015-12-02
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-30T18:01:39Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-30T18:01:39Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/10299
dc.description.abstract This work explores the social and economic influence public school boundary changes have on class reproduction at the community level. The boundary change implemented by Fairfax County Public Schools (Virginia) at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year affecting Annandale High School, W.T. Woodson High School, and Thomas A. Edison High School serves as a case study to explore this topic. For the purposes of this project I focus solely on the boundary change as it relates to W.T. Woodson High School and Annandale High School. In crafting this thesis, I reviewed relevant literature and analyzed secondary data regarding the aforementioned schools and the communities they support. The result of this work informs subsequent sociological research regarding school boundary changes and is intended to serve as an example of how these changes should be critically assessed in order to minimize myriad forms of social inequality that can be tied to them.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject class reproduction en_US
dc.subject FCPS en_US
dc.subject school zones en_US
dc.subject Annandale en_US
dc.subject Woodson en_US
dc.subject boundary change en_US
dc.title The Implications of School Boundary Changes on Class Reproduction en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Sociology en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Sociology en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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