Frank Adamson
Senior Policy and Research Analyst | Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education

Frank began his career in education as an AP high school English teacher. He currently studies the effects of different political and economic approaches to education on student experiences and their performance in schools. Frank’s recent volume, Global Education Reform, compares the approaches of privatization and public investment to education policy in six countries. He has also studied the impact of system-wide charter school reform on students in New Orleans. Previously, he published on the adoption of assessments of deeper learning and 21st century skills at the state, national, and international levels, as well as on teacher salary differences within metropolitan labor markets in New York and California. He has also completed studies for the USDOE, OECD, IEA, and UNESCO, including analyses of PISA and TIMSS. Frank uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods and his research interests include the economics and sociology of education, U.S. and international education policy, and educational equity and opportunity. He received a PhD in International Comparative Education and an MA in Sociology from Stanford University and a BA in Comparative Literature from Haverford College.