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Claire Smrekar Associate Professor of Leadership, Policy and Organizations

An expert who studies K-12 school choice, charters, magnet schools, vouchers, private schools and segregation.


Claire Smrekar conducts qualitative research studies related to the social context of education and public policy, with specific focus on the impact of desegregation plans and choice policies on families, schools and neighborhoods. She is currently studying the effects of private school markets and demographic trends on school voucher plans. She has served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of Justice on school segregation cases.