David Knight

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El Paso Texas, 79968
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David Knight
Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership and Foundations - Center for Education Research and Policy Studies (CERPS)

Dr. Knight’s research focuses on equity in the allocation of educational resources, educator labor markets, and the use of cost-effectiveness analysis. His recent research includes analyses of the effects of the Great Recession on school finance equity in Texas, the impacts of teacher layoffs in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the cost-effectiveness of dual language instructional models in the El Paso Independent School District. His research is published in Educational Researcher, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Educational Policy Analysis Archives, Educational Forum, Journal of Staff Development, and the Journal of Education Finance. Dr. Knight received his PhD in urban education policy and MA in economics from the University of Southern California and bachelor’s degrees in economics and anthropology from the University of Kansas.


  1. Cost-effectiveness analysis
  2. Educator labor markets
  3. School finance
  4. Economics of education

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