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How good was your school district? An Empirical Assessment
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Goodney-Lea, Suzanne. 2010. “How Good Was Your School District? An Empirical Assessment”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


I designed this project for students in Michigan, but it can be adapted for students in any location. The Standard & Poor’s site will be releasing school data for all fifty states this summer. With regard to Directive #4, below, I selected two districts I knew would be in sharp contrast to the state average. One of the districts I selected was...

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Teaching and Learning in Sociology
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