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1. Chi, Wendy Cecilia. Racial Isolation in Charter Schools: Achieving the Goals of Diversity and Constitutionality in the Post-PICS Era.

Degree: PhD, Education, 2011, University of Colorado

Charter schools can increase educational equity by expanding schooling options to disadvantaged students, allowing such students to choose schools outside their often racially isolated neighborhoods. Students and parents can also choose charter schools to further sort and isolate themselves by race and achievement, however. This study uses empirical approaches to explore racial isolation and sorting patterns, including whether racial and achievement self-sorting exist in Delaware's charter schools, and legal approaches concerning how to address potential racial isolation concerns. Delaware has a long history of racial isolation in its schools, highlighting the importance of this analysis. The empirical portion of this study investigates whether charter schools in Delaware provide a mechanism for student self-sorting. It analyzes the transfer patterns of students with certain characteristics as they switch from traditional public schools (TPSs) to charter schools and vice versa. Using longitudinal student-level data, this study tracks each student who switched from TPSs to charter schools and vice versa, to identify the specific TPSs and charter schools that each student attended. It examines the racial compositions and achievement levels of students' previous TPSs and their charter schools to determine whether students are moving to schools with a higher proportion of their own race or higher (or lower) scoring students than the schools they left. The outcomes suggest that students are switching to charter schools with more of their own race. In addition, non-minority students transfer to higher performing charter schools while minority students move to lower performing charters. In light of these results, this dissertation continues with a legal analysis that provides charter schools and policymakers with guidance on how they can alleviate racial isolation concerns, informed by the recent Supreme Court decision in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 (2007), which struck down race-conscious plans in Seattle and Louisville. It also investigates the enrollment practices of charter schools in Delaware, which may be hindering attempts to reduce racial isolation. Advisors/Committee Members: Kevin Welner, Emily Calhoun, Alan Canner.

Subjects/Keywords: charter schools; diversity; racial isolation; Education; Education Policy; Law

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APA (6th Edition):

Chi, W. C. (2011). Racial Isolation in Charter Schools: Achieving the Goals of Diversity and Constitutionality in the Post-PICS Era. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Colorado. Retrieved from http://scholar.colorado.edu/educ_gradetds/20

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Chi, Wendy Cecilia. “Racial Isolation in Charter Schools: Achieving the Goals of Diversity and Constitutionality in the Post-PICS Era.” 2011. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Colorado. Accessed March 19, 2019. http://scholar.colorado.edu/educ_gradetds/20.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Chi, Wendy Cecilia. “Racial Isolation in Charter Schools: Achieving the Goals of Diversity and Constitutionality in the Post-PICS Era.” 2011. Web. 19 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Chi WC. Racial Isolation in Charter Schools: Achieving the Goals of Diversity and Constitutionality in the Post-PICS Era. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Colorado; 2011. [cited 2019 Mar 19]. Available from: http://scholar.colorado.edu/educ_gradetds/20.

Council of Science Editors:

Chi WC. Racial Isolation in Charter Schools: Achieving the Goals of Diversity and Constitutionality in the Post-PICS Era. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Colorado; 2011. Available from: http://scholar.colorado.edu/educ_gradetds/20


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2. Delgadillo, Erica Lynne. Defining Spheres of Influence: The Intersection of Spheres of Argument and Amicus Curiae Briefs in the State Court Debate Over Same Sex Marriage.

Degree: PhD, Communication, 2015, University of Colorado

In 1982 Goodnight introduced the concept of personal, public, and technical argument spheres to rhetorical scholars which quickly supplanted Toulmin’s argument fields. While not intended as merely a typology for argument, argumentation scholars have repeatedly applied the spheres in this manner, obscuring the important aspects of argument. In order to demonstrate how reliance upon spheres precludes a clear understanding of arguments, this study focuses on a particular social controversy—same sex marriage. The debate over same sex marriage has held our nation’s collective attention for over three decades. While the debate has been carried out in our public spaces, much of the change in the status of same sex couples has resulted from state court decisions. Because the debate over same sex marriage represents the confluence of the multiple perspectives regarding private and public rights, many organizations have contributed to the legal debate in the form of amicus curiae briefs. To demonstrate the lack of explanatory power of argument spheres, I explore the amicus curiae briefs submitted to several state courts of last resort. Not only do these briefs represent a shift in legal argument, they illustrate the problems created for scholars when Goodnight’s spheres are misappropriated. I argue that scholars should return to close readings of arguments in the context of the social controversy. Advisors/Committee Members: John P. Jackson, Pete D. Simonson, Karen Tracy, Jamie Skerski, Emily Calhoun.

Subjects/Keywords: amicus curiae; argumentation; same sex marriage; spheres of argument; Toulmin; Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication; Speech and Rhetorical Studies

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APA (6th Edition):

Delgadillo, E. L. (2015). Defining Spheres of Influence: The Intersection of Spheres of Argument and Amicus Curiae Briefs in the State Court Debate Over Same Sex Marriage. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Colorado. Retrieved from http://scholar.colorado.edu/comm_gradetds/54

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Delgadillo, Erica Lynne. “Defining Spheres of Influence: The Intersection of Spheres of Argument and Amicus Curiae Briefs in the State Court Debate Over Same Sex Marriage.” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Colorado. Accessed March 19, 2019. http://scholar.colorado.edu/comm_gradetds/54.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Delgadillo, Erica Lynne. “Defining Spheres of Influence: The Intersection of Spheres of Argument and Amicus Curiae Briefs in the State Court Debate Over Same Sex Marriage.” 2015. Web. 19 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Delgadillo EL. Defining Spheres of Influence: The Intersection of Spheres of Argument and Amicus Curiae Briefs in the State Court Debate Over Same Sex Marriage. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Colorado; 2015. [cited 2019 Mar 19]. Available from: http://scholar.colorado.edu/comm_gradetds/54.

Council of Science Editors:

Delgadillo EL. Defining Spheres of Influence: The Intersection of Spheres of Argument and Amicus Curiae Briefs in the State Court Debate Over Same Sex Marriage. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Colorado; 2015. Available from: http://scholar.colorado.edu/comm_gradetds/54

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