Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright
Research Analyst,
Policy Analysis for California Education

Joseph Wright conducted research with Policy Analysis for California Education on a wide range of topics including No Child Left Behind and preschool financing. He received his master's degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

updated 2007

Publications by Joseph Wright
Preschool and K–12 Finance Reform in New Jersey and Texas
In a PACE Working Paper, Co-Director Bruce Fuller and Joseph Wright offer policy and implementation lessons from two states—New Jersey and Texas—that have moved to advance preschool and K–12 finance reform in tandem. These states have assembled the…
How to Judge No Child Left Behind?
As Congress reconsiders the federal government’s role in school reform, many policymakers feel pressure to claim that No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is boosting student performance. But how should politicians and activists gauge NCLB’s effects? In this…
The Reliability of How States Track Achievement
Debate is well under way regarding the efficacy of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, including whether this bundle of federal rules and resources is prompting gains in student achievement. Spirited conversation will intensify as the Congress…