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Title:  WWC Review of the Report "Better Schools, Less Crime?"
Description: The 2011 study, Better Schools, Less Crime?, examined the effect of school choice on the criminal activity, academic achievement, and high school graduation rate of more than 2,000 male middle and high school students in North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district. For the 2002-03 school year, all district students were given the choice to either attend their neighborhood school or to apply to other schools in the district, where admission was not necessarily guaranteed. The study used a well-implemented random process to form intervention and comparison groups. This research meets WWC evidence standards without reservations.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: July 2013
Web Release: July 9, 2013
Print Release: July 9, 2013
Publication #: WWC SSR211
General Ordering Information
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: WWC
Type of Product: Single Study Review
Questions: For questions about the content of this Single Study Review, please contact:
NCES WebMaster.