Research and Presentations

Research Interests

Persistence of racism specifically as it relates to public school funding policy, practice, and educational disparities; disproportionate discipline practices; significant disproportionality; urban education, equity, gender performance, school finance, and charter school performance for students historically underperforming

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Research and Presentations

Articles 

Gunn, S., Polega, M., Smart, R. Amorim Neto, R., Gotzs, N., Moore, J., (2019). The Impact of Teacher Coaching on Student Engagement: A Mixed-Methods Study. Submitted. 2019.

 

Smart, R. & Caldwell, P. (2017). An analysis: The resource management of public

schools in Michigan. Journal of Effective Schools Project, Vol 25.

Smart, R. E. (2019). Comparing resource-allocation practices on student performance between charter public schools and

traditional public schools [University of Michigan].

Peer Reviewed

 

Caldwell, P., Smart, R., & Richardson, J. (2021) An investigation to explain structural racism associated with Michigan public charter districts funding effort. Journal of Education Human Resources.

 

Caldwell, P., Pearson, A., & Smart R. (2020) Addressing disproportionate discipline:

Building equity by understanding the need for change. Principal Leadership. March ed.

 

Smart, R., Caldwell, P., Polega, M., & Sim, G. (2022). The Crisis of Michigan’s School Finance Reform Proposal A: Taxable Value, District Debt Local Expenditure Journal of Education Human Resources. 

 

Research Office

 

Office of Michigan Public Schools Finance (MiPSF) at Eastern Michigan University, College of Education, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

 

Purpose: The primary aim of this research is to examine the persistence of racism specifically as it relates to public school funding policy, practice, and educational disparities within Michigan.