Philosophy/Public Policy – Dahlstrom

Professor Daniel Dahlstrom
dahlstro@bu.edu

Options: Independent Funding Available

Seeking a research assistant to assist at three stages of research on the merits and demerits of the relationship of residential real estate valuations to funding for public education in the United States. The first stage consists of collecting and organizing literature and data on that relationship. The second stage consists of (a) collecting and organizing the dominant policy statements and advocates for the status quo or for reform and (b) analyzing their philosophical basis and motivation. The third stage consists in evaluating the fairness of educational opportunities, from various philosophical and ethical points of view, in the wake of the research conducted in the first two stages of the research.