10:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Determinants of Educational Achievement
Tin-Chun Lin, Indiana University - Northwest
"Can Too Much TV Ground You for Life? TV Viewing and Child Outcomes"
"Mixture Model Interpretation of Early Childhood Development Programs"
"The Effects of Spanish-Language Background on Schooling and Achievement Test Scores"
"The Impact of Teacher Quality on Public School Performance: Evidence from Pennsylvania"
"The Intended and Unintended Consequences of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act: Evidence From Wisconsin"
Albert A. Okunade, University of Memphis
8:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Government Mandates and Public Education I
John M. Krieg, Western Washington University
"Do Households Value Competition Among Public Schools? A Natural Experiment"
"The Distributional Effects of the No Child Left Behind Act"
"Retention of High School Economics Knowledge and the Effect of the California State Mandate"
Todd Sorensen, University of Arizona