Governing Public School Districts: Insights from Economics, Political Science, and Business Management

36 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2011  

Fred Thompson

Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Polly S. Rizova

Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Henry H. Bi

Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management

Date Written: February 11, 2011

Abstract

In this essay, we review the contributions economists, political scientists, and business scientists have made to an understanding of how local school districts, boards of education, school superintendents, and district offices affect student learning and other achievement outcomes of interest, where and how their work differs from that done by students of educational administration, and the implications of their findings for future research.

Keywords: School districts, Performance measurement, governance

JEL Classification: H52, I21, I22, I28, D73, L32, C93

Suggested Citation

Thompson, Fred and Rizova, Polly S. and Bi, Henry H., Governing Public School Districts: Insights from Economics, Political Science, and Business Management (February 11, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1760081 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1760081

Fred Thompson (Contact Author)

Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management ( email )

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Polly S. Rizova

Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management ( email )

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Portland, OR 97209
United States

Henry H. Bi

Willamette University - Atkinson Graduate School of Management ( email )

900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301
United States

HOME PAGE: http://willamette.edu/mba/faculty-research/faculty/bi/index.html

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