The Scales of Power in School District Secession

  • Edward Buendía
  • Paul Fisk
Part of the Breakthroughs in the Sociology of Education book series (BSE)


Research focused on the processes and effects of educational segregation has consistently centered school district and municipal boundaries as conceptual units that are critical to understanding the dividing mechanisms of different racial and economic groups across U.S. schools. The two prongs constituting this line of inquiry—demographic and policy focused research—have emphasized the effects of these political units, particularly in how they sort different racial groups and structure access to high status educational programs.


School District Operational Scale Structure Access Voter Approval Harvard Educational Review 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Buendía
    • 1
  • Paul Fisk
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Washington– BothellUS
  2. 2.University of UtahUS

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