Chapter 1: Investigating the link between school capital and student performance. The first essay develops a production function model based on a widely applicable measure of building capital and controls for an array of socio-economic and educational input variables to show that better facilities have a positive impact on the percentage of students who meet or exceed the requirements of the Michigan Education Assessment Program. The chapter concludes with a sophisticated sensitivity analysis that demonstrates that this conclusion is fairly robust to any potential omitted confounding variables.CHAPTER 3 REFUGEE EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY IN THE CHOICE OF POLICY INSTRUMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS Introduction The purpose of this essay is to provide a theoretical analysis of the complicated and seemingly intractableanbsp;...
|Title||:||Three Essays in Education Policy: School Facilities, Employee Benefits and Refugee Education|
|Author||:||Thomas Edward Davis|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|