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.The second essay was inspired by a conversation that I had with Doug Roberts while I was auditing Phil Cusicka#39;s class. Writing ... The College of Education and Michigan State University have provided me with a great deal of financial support .
|Title||:||Three Essays in Education Policy: School Facilities, Employee Benefits and Refugee Education|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|