Public School Choice and IntegrationEvidence from Durham, North Carolina
Robert Bifulco, Department of Public Policy, University of ConnecticutHelen F. Ladd, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke UniversityStephen Ross, Department of Economics, University of ConnecticutAcknowledgmentsThe authors wish to thank Clara Muschkin for comments on the paper and Justin Knight for hisefforts as a research assistant. We would also like to acknowledge the assistance and supportreceived from North Carolina Education Research Data Center, especially Gary Thompson’sassistance with student address data, from Bill Bartholomay at Durham Public Schools at theCity of Durham, and from Rob Cushman from City of Durham Technology Solutions. Thisresearch was done with the support of the National Center for the Analysis of Longitudinal Datain Education Research (CALDER). CALDER is funded by IES Grant R305A060018 to theUrban Institute. The views in this paper do not necessarily reflect those of CALDER, theInstitute of Education Sciences, the University of Connecticut, Duke University, or any othersponsors of this research.JEL Codes: H31, I20, R28Corresponding Author: Steve Ross, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut, 341Mansfield Road U-63, Storrs, CT 06269-1063, Stephen.L.Ross@uconn.edu, 860-486-3533.