Magnet Schools

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Many people believe that magnet schools is one of the high-preforming type of public schools operated by school districts. The mission of these schools is promotion of diversity, academic excellence and equity. This type of schools distinguishes from other public schools by some important factors attracting more and more students and their parents, and number of them has been increasing every year. These factors are like as special curricular (STEM, project based programs, performance art programs), diverse student body, diverse well-developed programs, additional funding providing students with supplies, more qualified teachers. Therefore to study here is one of the most important goal and achievement of students and their families. Enrolling…show more content…
Magnet schools prospered in 1960- 1970 as one of the achievements of many movements against the racial segregation. During this decade the goals of these activists’ movements suggested not only to improve minorities’ socio-economic conditions the but also to give them opportunities to change their life. Thereby, education has been an opportunity to improve life of the minorities struggling with different issues in America. Due to Open Schools Movement in 1970 American education made significant changes as a creation of child-centered, desegregated new types of schools. It means that all students despite of their racial, ethnical or socio-economic status could be enrolled to any school without any discrimination. However, only Magnet schools became more popular and demandable. The financing resources of magnet school were higher than any other public schools. This fact allows magnet schools to improve all components of the system (supplies, certified stuff and teachers, innovative educational technologies, etc.). All of these changes and positive outcomes of school and students raised interest to this type of the public schools. Due to increased number of students, there was a need to limit the number of students to leave school quality at the same high level, which later resulted in the creation of selective admissions process of the…show more content…
In November 2008, Erica Frankenberg, and Genevieve Siegel-Hawley announced a research work ‘The Forgotten Choice? Rethinking Magnet Schools in a Changing Landscape. A Report to Magnet Schools of America’. In the beginning of the report authors labeled magnet schools as ‘ Authors of this work examined the magnet schools through different lenses like as legal, policy, demographic and racial segregation aspects.
In this report all conclusions and description of the magnet schools’policies made on the data received from thousands of alumni’, current students’ and teachers’ answers in the surveys, interviews, etc. To better analyze the outcomes and challenges of magnet schools they compared them with charter schools, another type of ‘public school
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