Describes the abolition, starting in 1995, the mandatory busing and desegregation Seattle program for an in-district choice program. Presents the mechanics of Seattle dialing plan, including the controversial formulas that assign space in the district’s best schools. Summarizes correlations between academic performance, race and class in Seattle Public Schools. Reviews of socio-economic, demographic and political context in Seattle and discussed the district disputed h … Read more »

Describes the abolition, starting in 1995, the mandatory busing and desegregation Seattle program for an in-district choice program. Presents the mechanics of Seattle dialing plan, including the controversial formulas that assign space in the district’s best schools. Summarizes correlations between academic performance, race and class in Seattle Public Schools. Reviews of socio-economic, demographic and political context in Seattle and discussed the district controversial history with various measures for desegregation.
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Stig Leschly
Source: Harvard Business School
20 pages.
Publication Date: Sep 23, 2002. Prod #: 803 039 PDF-ENG
Seattle Public Schools – 1995-2002 (C1): Race, Class and School Choice HBR case solution