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Craig Richards

Professional Background

Educational Background

  • B.S., (Environmental Economics) University of Wisconsin at Green Bay
  • M.S., (Educational Administration), University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
  • M.A., (Economics), Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Education (Interdisciplinary Studies), Stanford University 

Scholarly Interests

School finance, equity, adequacy, and efficiency, especially the dynamics of state policy in promoting or undermining them. Institutional incentives. The strengths and weaknesses of market approaches to education. Performance accountability systems. Ecological and dynamic systems modeling of educational processes and outcomes.

Selected Publications

Financing Educational Systems: Policy and Practice (Co-Author) (Merrill/Prentice-Hall) (2008)

The Ecology of Educational Systems: Models, Tools and Cases for Improvisational Leadership (Co-Author) (Merrill/Prentice-Hall) (December 2004)

Risky Business: Private Management of Public Schools (Co-Author) (Economic Policy Institute) (1996)

Rethinking Effective Schools (Co-Editor) (Prentice-Hall)(1990)

Microcomputer Applications for Strategic Management In Education: A Case Study Approach (Longman, Inc.) (1989)

Craig Richards appeared in the following articles:

Big, But Not Always Easy (2/25/2013)

TC's Summer Principals Academy Expands Southward (7/17/2012)

Faith, in Society (5/20/2011)

Ready to Enter the Building (5/20/2011)

Engaged in the Pursuit of Equity (5/20/2010)

Preparing the 21st Century Principal (5/19/2010)

Educational Equity at the Village Level (8/6/2009)

Educational Equity at the Village Level (4/28/2009)

The Adventurous Academic (9/30/2007)

Principals for Success (6/15/2007)

Library 2.0: It's All Happening at the Gottesman (4/12/2007)

Learning What We Know About Equity (2/26/2007)

The Campaign Launches Major Equity Research Initiative (1/26/2007 4:46:00 PM)

Amicus, Not So Brief (9/28/2006)

2005 at TC: The Year in Review (9/20/2006)

CEO&I: Offering Some Real "I" to CEO's (2/23/2006)

A Busy Summer for Aspiring Principals (3/11/2005 3:23:57 PM)

A Busy Summer for Aspiring Principals (3/11/2005 3:23:57 PM)

A Busy Summer for Aspiring Principals (3/11/2005)

A New Approach to School Finance (1/3/2005)

Center on Chinese Education Created at TC (1/1/2001)

Makeeba McCreary: Making a Commitment to Young Girls of Color through Girlsworld (10/1/2000)

Voucher Plans and Charter Schools To Be Examined April 9-10 at the Inaugural Conference for the Non-Partisan National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education (4/1/1999)

TC Communique Issue 1, Number 1 (9/1/1997)

$6 Million for Technology, Plant Improvements: From Fiber-Optic Cable to More (1/15/1997)

Where Are They Now? A Listing of Departmental Hubs (1/15/1997)