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Politics and Justice Implications

Amanda U. Potterton, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies. Her research and teaching interests include the politics of school choice, charter schools, privatization and public education, and justice-related policy implications for students living in poverty, students with special education needs, and students who are English language learners. During the past year, Amanda’s research was published in Journal of Public Management & Social Policy, Journal of Educational Administration, Power and Education, Research in Educational Administration & Leadership, The Qualitative Report, and Policy Futures in Education.  Two research articles addressed school leaders’ experiences with, and decision-making processes in, Arizona’s long-standing market-based school choice system, explaining how leaders at district public and charter schools spoke differently about competition.