Date of Graduation
Doctor of Philosophy in Education Policy (PhD)
Patrick J. Wolf
Jay P. Greene
Second Committee Member
Education; Milwaukee Parental Choice Program; Organizational mission; Religious identity; School vouchers; Wisconsin
For decades, theories of bureaucracy have emphasized the importance of organizational mission in thriving organizations. This dissertation will examine the role of organizational mission in schools, particularly, a sample of schools that participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, the nation's oldest and largest school voucher program. Using teacher and school leader survey data, coupled with measures of student achievement, it will measure mission coherence and correlate it with a variety of outcome variables of interest. It will also take a particularly close look at the role of mission in religious schools.
McShane, Michael, "Does Mission Matter? Examining the Role of Organizational Mission and Religious Identity in Schools Participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 708.