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school choice, accountability, and teacher quality
A March 2015 paper by Cowen published in the Economics of Education Review indicates that teacher unions have had little effect on student outcomes.
Cowen, Joshua M. and Katharine O. Strunk (in press) “The Impact of Teacher Unions on Educational Outcomes: What We Know and What We Need to Learn” Economics of Education Review
Barrett, Nathan, Joshua M. Cowen, Eugenia F. Toma and SuZanne P. Troske. (in press) “Does ContentBased Teacher Training Improve Student Outcomes Over Time? Evidence from the Appalachian Math and Science Partnership in Kentucky” Journal of Research on Rural Education
Carlson, Deven E. and Joshua M. Cowen (in press) “School Choice and Student Neighborhoods: Evidence from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.” Educational Policy Analysis Archives
Carlson, Deven E. and Joshua M. Cowen. 2015. “Student Neighborhoods, Schools and Test Score Growth: Evidence From Milwaukee Wisconsin” Sociology of Education 88(1): 38-55