The Project for Equity, Representation, and Governance (PERG) seeks to apply its normative commitments to the goals of full and active democratic representation, equality across the spectrum of policy programs, and efficiency and efficacy in the full array of aspects of governance within a wide variety of public policy concerns. The substantive commitments of the Project for Equity, Representation, and Governance transcend our noted concern for educational parity among minority students, teachers, and administrators.
Topic: Taking Sector Seriously: Managers, Socialization, and Performance
Location: Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas
Dates: Friday, May 20th through Saturday, May 21st
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Topic: Representative Bureaucracy and Public service Performance: Where, Why and How Does Represntativeness Work?
Location: Aarhus University, Denmark
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016. 1-5pm.
Submissions: Full Papers are due on June 1st, 2016. Please send to Sandra Groeneveld at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Carlos Cantu Project
The Cantu Project is funded through the Carlos H. Cantu Hispanic Education and Opportunity Endowment. Carlos Cantu, before his passing, endowed this fund to assist in the production of scholarly research that provides practical solutions to the Latino dropout problem. The project currently extends beyond education to study equity issues in health care, criminal justice, income, and other policy areas that affect equal education.
Texas Educational Excellence Project
The Texas Education Excellence Project (TEEP) seeks to translate academic research into policy relevant information. This project focuses on original studies on the quality of education in Texas Schools.
Multiple waves of surveys, covering Principals and Superintendents, can be located in the data section of our website. To access the latest surveys, please click on one of the links below:
As schools face substantial reductions in state aid for education, Texas principals weigh in on the effects that steep budget cuts have had in the past. Access the full press release entitled 2011 Budget Cuts in Create Problems in Schools According to Texas Principals.
A recent study yields important insights into how parents evaluate the quality of a school. Studying New York City public schools, the researcher found evidence that parents collectively drew on several different sources of information when forming opinions about the general quality of their children’s schools.
A recent study finds third party monitors assigned to underperforming schools districts by Texas Education Agency (TEA) to have little to no effect on improving student performance.
A recent study finds that the management of public organizations can influence the quality of government services such as education, social care, protecting the environment, and housing.
National Education Project
The Nation Education Project address issues of educational inequities for both Hispanics and African Americans. This project focuses on the use of academic grouping and disciplinary processes that result in an achievement gap between minority and Anglo school children. This study covers the 1800 largest school districts in the United States.
Public Management Research Project
Few scholars have studied public management in a systematic and quantitative way. This agenda uses sophisticated quantitative techniques to consider how management matters in the performance of public organizations. Specific focus is given to inter-organizational networking, turnover, political control, and issues of racial equity.
Higher Education Diversity Project
This study investigates the political and institutional factors that affect student and faculty diversity at American universities. Various parts of the study include questions relating to representation in state legislatures, and managing for diversity.
Public Health Project
The public health research project addresses issues of health disparities, equal access to healthcare resources and healthcare management at the state and local level. This project has created a survey dataset on American hospitals with a focus on how different healthcare organizations are managed.
This investigation addresses the political and institutional factors that explain local levels of contemporary immigration enforcement. One component of the project focuses on the implementation of the Secure Communities program which combines both federal and local law enforcement resources to identify, detain and remove undocumented immigrants. The main objective is to characterize enforcement, and systematically investigate the causes and consequences of local immigration enforcement.
Latinos, Immigration, and Health Care
This project examines a number of topics related to health care, including participation in the ACA, trust in health care providers, the link between immigration enforcement and use of health care services, as well as the relationship between physical/mental health and political participation. The empirical component of this project is based on a newly commissioned survey research project sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in partnership with the University of New Mexico.