Melissa J. Marschall

Rice University

Research Initiative:

Melissa J. Marschall, associate professor of political science at Rice University, will write a book on the involvement of immigrant parents in schools, examining how broader institutional and governing factors influence the incentives and behaviors of schools and parents. The study will focus on the organization and leadership of schools and parent-school interactions across four distinct ethnic groups: Chinese, Dominicans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans.


Immigrants and Schools: Chicago Report

Immigrants and Schools: New York Report


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