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Richards, Craig
Professor Emeritus of Education
Professor of Education Director, Summer Principals Academy
Organization & Leadership

212A Zankel

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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)


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