"Bill Fischel has done it again. He has taken a set of commonly accepted views about schools and turned them upside down-shattering our simplistic explanations for age-grading in schools, for the September to May school calendar, and for voter disapproval of voucher referenda. His clear and logical development of the interests of citizens and their impact on the geography and organization of schools is compelling. This fascinating book demonstrates the power of some simple economic ideas for organizing our interpretation of the world around us." -- Eric Hanushek, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Making the grade: The economic evolution of American school districts. Chicago Ill.: University of Chicago Press; 2009.