Black Representation and Educational Policy: Are They Related? Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examines the impact of black school board members on educational policies that affect black students. Using data from 82 of the largest urban school districts in the United States, several measures of second-generation educational discrimination are analyzed. Black membership on the school board is associated with more equitable educational policies; this relationship remains in some cases even with controls for black political and economic resources. The implications of these findings for the study of representation are then discussed. © 1984, American Political Science Association. All rights reserved.

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  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Meier, K. J., & England, R. E.

citation count

  • 71

publication date

  • June 1984