Brookings Mountain West
Las Vegas, Nevada
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The way in which school districts are governed has long been a topic of interest and controversy. While there are broadly differing opinions about which governing structures to implement and how, the most important thing to note might be the widespread discontent. Just as student achievement is a result of many factors, both at home and in the classroom, activists and politicians have sought to change any number of educational policies—including school district governance—in an attempt to bolster student outcomes. This drive has sparked the debate surrounding school boards, the governing authority in charge of policy decisions at the local level. I conclude that while appointed school boards may encourage conditions beneficial for students and parents, school district deconsolidation holds the potential to improve outcomes for those students and parents.
School district; School Governance; Per pupil spending; Appointed school board; Elected school board
Education | Public Policy
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Learning to Serve: A Comparison of Appointed and Elected School Boards, School District Deconsolidation, and their Effects on School.
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