Magnet schools. By Kyle O’Connor. A public school that offers special instruction and programs not available anywhere else “Magnet” – Drawing students out of original districts New Haven Magnet Schools Commercial (2013). What are magnet schools?. Desegregation
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By Kyle O’Connor
A public school that offers special instruction and programs not available anywhere else
If the given the choice between a traditional public school and a magnet school, which would you choose for your child? Why?Your Opinion?
This article offers a wide variety of information on magnet schools, including history, current status, and trends. It discusses the pros and cons of magnet schools from an overall societal perspective, as well as from the perspective of the student and family. Furthermore, it lays out some guiding questions to consider in determining whether magnet school education is right for your child and your family.
by Mark Vopat
This article offers a well developed background on magnet schools, including some history and the different types. It then takes a deeper look at the inequality that selective magnet schools may be creating. Vopat argues that these “gifted” children are products of opportunity and training rather than being born with an natural gift or ability.
Chen, G. (2007). What is a magnet school?. Retrieved from http://www.publicschoolreview.com/articles/2.