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Frank Adamson

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California State University, Sacramento
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Assistant Professor of Education Leadership and Policy Studies
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Frank currently studies the effects of different political and economic approaches to education on student experiences, equity, and opportunity globally. His recent volume, Global Education Reform, compares the approaches of privatization and public investment to education policy in six countries. He has also studied the impact of system-wide charter school reform on students in New Orleans. Previously, he published on the adoption of assessments of deeper learning and 21st century skills at the state, national, and international levels, as well as on teacher salary differences within metropolitan labor markets in New York and California. Frank has also completed studies for the USDOE, OECD, IEA, and UNESCO, including analyses of PISA and TIMSS. He uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods and his research interests include the economics and sociology of education, U.S. and international education policy, and educational equity and opportunity. Frank began his career in education as an AP high school English teacher.

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