Organizations that provide better worker support have better worker retention. In K–12 public education, teachers commonly feel unsupported by their schools and
Organizations that provide better worker support have better worker retention. In K–12 public education, teachers commonly feel unsupported by their schools and districts as a result of the gap between top-down, one-size-fits-all resource allocation models and teachers’ individual resource needs. In this study, we examine whether a recent trend in education—teacher crowdfunding platforms—effectively fills this gapand improves retention.
Speaker Bio: Samantha Keppler is an Assistant Professor of Technology and Operations at the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Her expertise is in the application of operations management theories to the education sector. Her research derives insights about how to improve education operations, or the management of human and material resources in public schools, educational nonprofits, and edtech companies. Professor Keppler earned her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University. Prior to pursuing her Ph.D., she was a public high school math teacher for three years in the Bronx, New York.
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