Jay Greene

Jay P. Greene, Ph.D. has been a professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Houston. He received his B.A. in history from Tufts University in 1988 and doctorate from the Government Department at Harvard University in 1995.

Greene’s current areas of research interest include school choice, culturally enriching field trips, and the effect of schools on non-cognitive and civic values. He is also known for his work to improve the accurate reporting of high school graduation rates, address financial incentives in special education, and the use of standardized tests to curb social promotion.

His research was cited four times in the Supreme Court’s opinions in the landmark Zelman v. Simmons-Harris case on school vouchers. His articles have appeared in a variety of academic journals, including Education Finance and PolicyEconomics of Education ReviewEducational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Researcher, and Sociology of Education.

Navigating the financial, political, and information constraints on large-scale philanthropy

Place-based strategies seem attractive to overcome these constraints, but while they help ameliorate financial and political challenges, they actually exacerbate information challenges.