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September 2018
Free
Dr. Peskowitz “How Does Racial Representation Affect School District Outcomes?”
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Baldwin Hall, Pinnacle Room

Join us as we hear Dr. Zachary Peskowitz, Assistant Professor at Emory University, share his research findings on the topic of racial representation and school district outcomes. Abstract:¬†We employ a regression discontinuity design leveraging school board election outcomes to investigate how the racial composition of California school boards affects school district administration and student achievement. Motivated by theoretical models of collective decisionmaking, we separately estimate the effect of increasing minority membership by a single win, an election swinging the board…

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