Jay P. Greene

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Jay P. Greene[1] is Distinguished Professor and head of the Department of Education Reform[2] at the University of Arkansas. Greene’s current areas of research interest include school choice and the effects on students of culturally enriching field trips to art museums and theaters. 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[3] case on school vouchers. His research has appeared in academic journals, such as Education Finance and Policy, Economics of Education Review, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, as well as in major newspapers, such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and the Washington Post. Greene is the author of Education Myths[4] (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005) and Why America Needs School Choice[5] (Encounter Broadside, 2011).


  • Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts
    B.A. in History, Summa Cum Laude in May, 1988, Phi Beta Kappa 1987
  • Harvard University, Cambridge Massachusetts
    A.M. in Political Science in November 1991
    Ph.D. in Political Science in June 1995


Examples of his recent peer-reviewed articles include:


Jay P. Greene runs an award-winning group blog, Jay P. Greene’s Blog, that covers education policy.


  1. ^ "Jay P. Greene, Ph.D. | UARK – DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REFORM". www.uaedreform.org. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  2. ^ "UARK – DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REFORM". www.uaedreform.org. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  3. ^ "Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: ZELMAN V. SIMMONS-HARRIS". ech.case.edu. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  4. ^ "EDUCATION MYTHS". www.manhattan-institute.org. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  5. ^ Greene, Jay P. (July 19, 2011). Why America Needs School Choice. New York: Encounter Books. ISBN 9781594035944.
  6. ^ "Learning From Live Theater: Students realize gains from theater trips - Research". Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  7. ^ "Sign In". soe.sagepub.com. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  8. ^ "The Educational Value of Field Trips - Education Next". Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  9. ^ "Sign In". Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  10. ^ "Sign In". pom.sagepub.com. Retrieved 2015-06-23.
  11. ^ "http://www.uaedreform.org/wp-content/uploads/2000/01/Bowen-and-Greene-Athletic-Success-at-the-Expense-of-Academic-Success.pdf" (PDF). www.uaedreform.org. Retrieved 2015-06-23. External link in |title= (help)
  12. ^ "http://www.uark.edu/ua/der/People/Greene/Medium_Run_Effects_FL_Promotion.pdf" (PDF). www.uark.edu. Retrieved 2015-06-23. External link in |title= (help)
  13. ^ "http://www.uark.edu/ua/der/People/Greene/Observed_Characteristics_Teacher_Quality.pdf" (PDF). www.uark.edu. Retrieved 2015-06-23. External link in |title= (help)
  14. ^ "http://www.uark.edu/ua/der/People/Greene/EEP_Public_School_Response_Special_Ed_Vouchers.pdf" (PDF). www.uark.edu. Retrieved 2015-06-23. External link in |title= (help)
  15. ^ Greene, Jay. (PDF) http://www.uark.edu/ua/der/People/Greene/Big_Rock_Candy_Mountain.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ (PDF) http://www.uark.edu/ua/der/People/Greene/Social_Promotion_PL.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ "http://www.uark.edu/ua/der/People/Greene/ECOEDU1024.pdf" (PDF). www.uark.edu. Retrieved 2015-06-23. External link in |title= (help)

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