Governing Public School Districts: Insights from Economics, Political Science, and Business Management
36 Pages Posted: 13 Feb 2011
Date Written: February 11, 2011
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
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