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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.

Tax credits can help high-poverty schools attract more teachers

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. This one is with Kate Walsh of NCTQ. Today, the federal government provides about 9 percent of the funding for K-12 public schools. The Center for American Progress (CAP) has just … Continue reading

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Teachers have been moonlighting in Texas—and elsewhere—to make ends meet

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. Last month, we talked about the fact that teachers are more likely than others to work second jobs. Since then, there have been all sorts of stories about teachers in Oklahoma working multiple … Continue reading

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Why are teachers more likely than others to work second jobs?

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. You might not think of teachers as players in our growing “gig economy.” After all, a teaching job seems like the ultimate form of guaranteed employment. Turns out, a … Continue reading

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Sealing the border redux: American universities are losing international students

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. One year ago, I wrote on these pages: “If new border controls prevent the entry of foreign students, or simply makes them feel unwelcome so they go elsewhere, American jobs … Continue reading

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Why is minority representation lagging among STEM faculty? It could be the money.

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. Recent events in the national press have prompted new discussions of race and privilege in the institutions around us. One of these places is in universities, where minority representation … Continue reading

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The education melting pot?

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. While education is largely oriented toward teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic—and other academic subjects—we also hope that schools warm our melting pot by bringing together members of different racial … Continue reading

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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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3 Responses to Immigrant teachers play a critical role in American schools

  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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