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Patricia Burch

University of Southern California

Dr. Burch, Associate Professor of Education at University of Southern California, studies the drivers and manifestations of private involvement (for profit and not for profit) in K-12 education and the implications for equity and quality in public schools. Over the past decade, Dr. Burch has conducted major studies and evaluations of K-12 education reform such as class size reduction, systemic district instructional reform in large urban school districts, teacher professional development reforms, and school-linked services.

She is the author of several books, including Hidden Markets: The New Education Privatization (Routledge, 2009), Equal Scrutiny: Privatization and Accountability in Digital Education, with Annalee Good (Harvard Education Press, 2014) and Mixed Methods Research in Policy and Program Evaluation (SAGE, in press).

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