Starting in 1999, New York State implemented class size reduction policies targeted at early elementary grades. Due to funding limitations, most schools reduced class size in some grades and not others. In Essay 2, I use within school variation in class size induced by the policies to construct instrumental variable estimates of the effect of class size on teacher attrition. I also examine whether class size reduction affected the quality of teacher hires. Teachers with smaller classes were less likely to leave a school in some districts. However, class size reductions increase the share of teachers hired with no previous teaching experience.For the full sample of districts, I examine whether teachers were more likely to leave teaching if they taught a cohort of students targeted for class size reduction in a non-policy year. For example, if additional teachers were requested for secondanbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays on Teacher Labor Markets and Educational Disparities|
|Author||:||Emily L. Pas|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|