Welcome to the Profit of Education website. Continuing the conversation begun in the book Profit of Education, we discuss the latest economic evidence on education reform.

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Welcome to the Profit of Education website. Continuing the conversation begun in the book Profit of Education, we discuss the latest economic evidence on education reform.

What Should We Pay Teachers?

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution.  The chart below, taken from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) just released “Education at a Glance 2017,” has been receiving considerable attention. Take a look at … Continue reading

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Gender hostilities, disparities among economics professors keep women from ascending ranks

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. Women receive 57 percent of the bachelor’s degrees in the United States, but only 52 percent of the doctorates. In looking at recent datafrom the National Center for Education Statistics, we find: Women receive only … Continue reading

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Education programs and (un)selective colleges

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. The pipeline for training America’s teachers has been the subject of much discussion, with questions and disagreements about both quantity and quality. A largely overlooked aspect of the pipeline … Continue reading

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Immigrant teachers play a critical role in American schools

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. America is engaged in an active discussion about reducing the flow of immigration. Perhaps surprisingly, immigration matters a lot for the supply of K-12 teachers. About 8 percent of … Continue reading

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  1. Victoria says:

    I think that it’s bed for our country to reduce the flow of immigration. For example some rural schools see consistent staffing problems and can struggle to attract highly qualified teachers.

  2. @kconnally1 says:

    RT @ChadAldeman: “About 8 percent of American teachers were born abroad.” https://t.co/3rQrzrtsB4 via @ProfitOfEd

  3. “About 8 percent of American teachers were born abroad.” https://t.co/3rQrzrtsB4 via @ProfitOfEd

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Sealing the border could block one of America’s crucial exports: Education

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. The last election made clear that Americans want to improve our balance of trade in order to protect jobs. Something not often realized is that education—particularly higher education—is a … Continue reading

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Teacher prep ratings: 2016 edition

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released its latest rating of elementary school teacher preparation programs. NCTQ’s review of 875 traditional undergraduate programs will make some folks … Continue reading

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An Education Thanksgiving

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. This time of year we ought to reflect on the things that are so right in American education. News stories—and, yes, blog posts—tend to focus on the negative: what’s … Continue reading

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An underfunded disaster awaiting taxpayers? Pension puzzles part II

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. In the first part of “Pension Puzzles” I wrote “Everyone knows that taxpayers are getting stuck with a huge bill for teacher pensions and that the money paying for … Continue reading

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Are teacher pensions really that high? Pension puzzles part I

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. Everyone knows that teachers get great pensions and that those great pensions make up for the less-than-stellar salaries teachers earn. Everyone knows that taxpayers are getting stuck with a … Continue reading

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Making better use of data on free school lunches

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. Feeding hungry children is the primary purpose of America’s free (or reduced price) lunch program. Just over half of public school students are eligible for the program, ranging from … Continue reading

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