Politics and the Quality of Education: Improving Student Performance Academic Article uri icon


  • Social science has provided poor guidance for educational policymakers interested in improving student performance. While education research is a large and active field of scholarship, much of the literature has concen trated on influences beyond the control of policymakers. This paper ex plores the influences of realistic policy options. Several policies are identified that meet the criteria of a positive relationship with student per formance and controllability by policymakers. © 1995, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Smith, K. B., & Meier, K. J.

citation count

  • 13

publication date

  • June 1995