Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Dr. W. Charles Weis publishes research article: Hispanic, English Learner, and Low-Income Parental Magnet Middle School Choice in a Majority Hispanic California Community.

Through a quasi-experimental, causal–comparative design, Dr. Weis tests whether ethnicity, language dominance, or socioeconomic status of the student are related to the exercise of parental choice of magnet middle school programs in a majority, minority community. The primary finding indicated that in this Hispanic, English learner, low-income majority California community, none of the independent variables studied predicted the exercise of parental magnet school choice. The discussion compares these findings with prior studies and suggests some possible explanations.

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