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What Factors Are Involved in Decisions About Opening and Closing Schools? A Quantitative Analysis

Whitney Ruble, Tulane University PhD Student

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
12:00–1:00 pm
Tulane Medical School Building
1555 Poydras St.

The autho­ri­zors of char­ter schools are an under-stud­ied piece of the char­ter reform process. This study focus­es on what are arguably the most impor­tant deci­sions autho­ri­zors make: Which schools should be opened and which should be closed? The deci­sions of the RSD over the past decade are tak­en as a case study of the chal­lenges involved in iden­ti­fy­ing the schools that are most like­ly to be effec­tive. Whit­ney Ruble, Eco­nom­ics PhD stu­dent at Tulane Uni­ver­si­ty, exam­ines which aspects of the appli­ca­tions best pre­dict accep­tance by the RSD and which fac­tors best pre­dict clo­sure and length of school contract.

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