Dr. Torres uses qualitative approaches to study the implementation of school choice and accountability policies in traditionally marginalized communities. He is particularly interested in how organizational working conditions are formed and experienced in schools, and how these conditions affect school improvement efforts and teacher/leader supply and turnover. For example, he examines how working conditions in charter schools influence the career decisions of teachers and leaders, including their views of the profession and implications for the experiences of minoritized students in these spaces. He also studies the role of district governance and leadership in school improvement, policy implementation, and school turnaround efforts. Across his work, Torres focuses on how the experiences and insights of educators can inform leadership and policy.
Assistant Professor of Educational Administration
Michigan State University
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