Minnesota Population Ctr - Spatial
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jim saliba is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the University of Minnesota. jim's research investigates political influences on educational equity. At Minnesota, jim has examined voter support for school funding, done fieldwork at school board meetings, and helped develop demographic data for school attendance areas and state-level measures of grade retention. Before coming to Minnesota, jim studied and taught poetry in June Jordan's Poetry for the People program at the University of California, Berkeley, constructed experimental performance pieces in San Francisco, and developed software for a major bank. jim's dissertation-in-progress investigates the influence of governance structure changes on K-12 educational opportunity in the United States.