Mississippi State University
French, P. Edward
Shaffer, Stephen D.
Wiseman, William M.
Date of Degree
Dissertation - Open Access
Public Policy and Public Administration
Doctor of Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Performance policies propose to enhance the quality of services provided to vulnerable citizens. However, the ability to accomplish this goal is largely unsubstantiated. In the field of education, the No Child Left Behind Act outlined performance policy guidelines that held educators accountable for disadvantaged students outcomes and provided students with the option to seek the serves of alternative providers through a student transfer provision. This dissertation assesses the quality of states’ NCLB provisions that targeted minority and vulnerable student performance as well as utilization of the NCLB transfer provision allowing students to exit underperforming schools. It indicates that teachers’ union strength, minority student population, and past performance impacted the development of vulnerable student accountability provisions. The use of the transfer provision was limited by the strength of the accountability system implemented. As a result, the transfer provision is being poorly utilized and the states have negatively affected the educational opportunities of marginalized populations.
Rollins, Aaron Cornelius, "A Look at New Public Management Through the Lens of the NCIB Act Specifically as it Relates to Traditionally Marginalized Populations" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 168.