Research on Community-Sized Districts

In an effort to provide experience and leadership in dealing with the growth in Alpine School District, David Cox has announced his candidacy for the school board in district 6 (Lehi). His ... (View)
These most recent statistics compiled from the Utah Taxpayers Association " School Spending Report: Fiscal Year 2013-2014 ," April 2015 verifies the conclusions of my previous study comparing ... (View)
Mike Antonucci, director of the Education Intelligence Agency (EIA), gives more information about how reducing school district size can solve many of the problems in education. His first bullet point ... (View)
Vin Suprynowicz, assistant editorial page editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, recently posted about the problems that large school districts are prone to have. Read more from the original article... (View)
The following 6 videos were made to highlight the history, reasoning, progress, and issues of dividing large school districts during the 2007 campaign to divide Utah's largest school district at that ... (View)
California published a study on whether to consolidate its smaller school districts it did in 2011. It looked at costs and benefits. There were some interesting findings. They found among ... (View)
Here is an interesting gathering of research on the results of consolidation that pertains directly to the need to divide districts that are too large: http://www.cppsofseattle.org/... (View)
In a big district, principals have little say in district policy or direction. District administrators that form the superintendent's cabinet make those decisions. In a community-sized district ... (View)
Deseret News has done a poll showing over 3/4 of Salt Lake Valley residents feel that the Jordan District division and creation of Canyons School District was unfair. The poll result is not ... (View)
PUBLIC EDUCATION DEREGULATION A PROPOSAL TO THE UTAH STATE LEGISLATURE by Representative David N. Cox Introduction This proposal is a little different than most proposals for competency might be... (View)
Administrative costs bear little, if any, correlation to size of districts over 1,000 students. Fiscal Year 1998-1999 Fiscal Year 1999-2000 Fiscal Year 2000-2001 District Number ... (View)
1997 to 2000 Average Fifth Grade SAT Scores of All Utah School Districts The yellow bars represent the range within which each group are expected to score based on socio-economic factors. In ... (View)
by David N. Cox " School district size has a consistent negative relation to student performance and is highly significant in three out of four tests ." -W. Niskanen & M. Levy, University ... (View)
To: Lawrence W. Kenny Department of Economics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611-7140 Accepted: 1 March 2005 Abstract: The very small literature explaining (i) how citizens have voted... (View)
by David N. Cox We Utahns love to have everything from our fast-food meals to our trucks "super-sized"; you might even say our families are "super-sized"! In many cases bigger is better, but not... (View)