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Graduation Year


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Second Department

Public Policy Analysis

Reader 1

Christina Edholm

Reader 2

Eric Helland

Reader 3

Shanna Rose

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Political redistricting is an important process for drawing legislative districts that ensure fair representation. Scholars, policymakers, courts, and the public have debated how to define and measure fair districts. In this paper, we extend the research from political redistricting to examine questions related to drawing racially diverse school attendance boundaries. This is an important issue to explore because school attendance boundaries determine which public schools students can attend, which can vary greatly in educational quality, peer social environments, and future career prospects. Thus, we build a mathematical model that quantifies racial gerrymandering for school attendance boundaries.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.