Providing an empirical basis to technical assistance and policy development. Seeking to identify and promote changes in practice and policy that strengthen public education. A focus is on documenting the circumstances, policy environment, and professional practices of charter school authorizers. The effort is designed to examine the relationships between policy and practice and various outcomes of public schools. Interested in legal structures, connection to traditional public school systems, interaction with other education reforms, resource allocation and use, and strategies to disseminate best practices with high fidelity implementation among extremely diverse and highly-politicized environments.
||Medler, Alex. "A Strategic Coalitions Frame: Conflict Over Education Policy Within and Between Coalitions." Dissertation for Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Colorado Boulder, Department of Political Science. |
||Medler, Alex . 2007. "Colorado: the Misapplication of Federal Power." In No Remedy Left Behind: Lessons from a Half-Decade of NCLB, Frederick Hess and Chester Finn, eds. The AEI Press: Washington, DC.|
||Conlan, Sean and Alex Medler. 2010. "The State of Charter School Authorizing 2009: A 2nd Annual Report on NACSA's Authorizer Survey." National Association of Charter School Authorizers, Chicago, IL.|
Education Policy PRIMARY
Policy Process Theory SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY