The Democratic Deficit in U.S. Education Governance

  title={The Democratic Deficit in U.S. Education Governance},
  author={Vladimir Kogan and St{\'e}phane Lavertu and Zachary Peskowitz},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={1082 - 1089}
Political scientists have largely overlooked the democratic challenges inherent in the governance of U.S. public education—despite profound implications for educational delivery and, ultimately, social mobility and economic growth. In this study, we consider whether the interests of adult voters who elect local school boards are likely to be aligned with the needs of the students their districts educate. Specifically, we compare voters and students in four states on several policy-relevant… 
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