John Portz

Northeastern University
Political Science

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360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA

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My current research focus is accountability strategies and policies in K-12 public education. I am particularly interested in accountability approaches, such as professional and market strategies, that go beyond the test-based accountability that currently dominates the field. I am also interested in governance issues, particularly the role of mayors and other state actors who takeover or otherwise heavily influence the direction of education policies and practices.

Substantive Focus:
Education Policy PRIMARY
Urban Public Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory SECONDARY
Agenda-Setting, Adoption, and Implementation PRIMARY