District Administration and the Local Workforce in an Era of Centralization

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Summer 2022


This historical and research review tracks how centralized policy has impacted school boards and the position of the superintendency, as related to local workforce, over time. The potential costs and benefits of such a shift are examined including the key themes of equity, special interest influence, and public democratic participation. Additional work should be done to examine such impact. Institutional theory is proposed as a potential lens for future analyses.