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Frank Adamson

California State University, Sacramento

Frank Adamson is an Associate Professor of Education Leadership and Policy Studies at California State University, Sacramento. He currently studies the effects of different political and economic approaches to education on student experiences and their performance in schools. His latest research examines international and U.S. saturation levels of education privatization and its implications for education equity. His volume Global Education Reform compares the approaches of privatization and public investment to education policy in six countries. Dr. Adamson has also studied the impact of charter school reform on students and communities in both Oakland and New Orleans. Previously, he published on the adoption of assessments of deeper learning and 21st century skills at the state, national, and international levels, as well as on teacher salary differences within metropolitan labor markets in New York and California. He has also completed studies for the USDOE, OECD, IEA, and UNESCO, including analyses of PISA and TIMSS, and has authored or co-authored 3 books and 40 publications.

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