Harvard Educational Review
  1. Summer 2002 Issue »

    Buying Homes, Buying Schools

    School Choice and the Social Construction of School Quality

    Jennifer Jellison Holme
    In this article, Jennifer Jellison Holme explores how parents who can afford to buy homes in areas known "for the schools" approach school choice in an effort to illuminate how the "unofficial" choice market works. Using qualitative methods, Holme finds that the beliefs that inform the choices of such parents are mediated by status ideologies that emphasize race and class. She concludes that school choice policies alone will not level the playing field for lower-status parents, as choice advocates often suggest. (pp. 177-205)

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    Summer 2002 Issue

    Abstracts

    What Do We Know (and Need to Know) about the Impact of School Choice Reforms on Disadvantaged Students?
    Dan D. Goldhaber and Eric R. Eide
    Buying Homes, Buying Schools
    School Choice and the Social Construction of School Quality
    Jennifer Jellison Holme
    The Economy of Literacy
    How the Supreme Court Stalled the Civil Rights Movement
    Catherine Prendergast
    Seeing Student Learning
    Teacher Change and the Role of Reflection
    Carol R. Rodgers

    Book Notes

    Pregnant with Meaning
    By Deirdre M. Kelly

    Latinos
    Edited by Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Mariela M. Páez

    Arts with the Brain in Mind
    By Eric Jensen

    Bodily Discourses
    By Michelle Payne

    Young Children Learning at Home and School
    Edited by David K. Dickinson and Patton O. Tabors

    Renaissance in the Classroom
    Edited by Gail Burnaford, Arnold Aprill, and Cynthia Weiss

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