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dc.contributor.authorMelise, Patricia J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-06T15:42:12Z
dc.date.available2017-04-06T15:42:12Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-25en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04272011-221350en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/77052
dc.description.abstractIn the mid-nineteenth century, with the influx of European immigrants into the cities, public schools became the answer to the poverty and ignorance of the urban masses. Then, in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, urban public schools were again called on to educate the many African-Americans who migrated to the cities from poor Southern states. Again, the idea of mass education of the public, funded by the public, became the panacea for all the problems of city living. The civil rights movement brought a flood of litigation, and courts attempted to provide equal educational opportunities to all students, even those in poor urban localities. Currently, urban public schools face the flight of middle-income families from the cities to the suburbs, within-district flight of more affluent families to private and parochial schools, and diminishing funds with which they must serve their populations. This study explored the factors that would influence middle-income families to return or remain in urban public schools to restore the original concept of a public education for all by all (Hunter & Donahoo, 2003)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectmiddle-income familiesen_US
dc.subjectmiddle-classen_US
dc.subjectschool choiceen_US
dc.subjectpublic schoolsen_US
dc.subjectPrivate schoolsen_US
dc.subjecturbanen_US
dc.subjectWhite flighten_US
dc.titleVariables that Attract and Retain Middle-Income Families to Urban Public Schoolsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.nameEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Leadership and Policy Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairTwiford, Travis W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTonelson, Steveen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCash, Carol S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTripp, Norman Wayneen_US
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04272011-221350/en_US
dc.date.sdate2011-04-27en_US
dc.date.rdate2016-10-07
dc.date.adate2011-05-10en_US


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