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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.

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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The Kathleen Dunn Show

http://www.wpr.org/us-teachers-among-lowest-paid-industralized-nations-analysis-says US Teachers Among Lowest Paid In Industralized Nations, Analysis Says Low Salaries May Be Preventing Schools From Recruiting And Retaining Good Teachers, Economist Says By Scottie Lee Meyers Tuesday, August 30, 2016, 2:00pm American teachers are among the lowest … Continue reading

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Teacher cognitive ability around the world

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. If you think the skills of American teachers don’t stack up to those of teachers in other countries, you’re wrong—American teachers are perfectly mediocre. Well, in fairness, American teachers … Continue reading

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Teacher pay around the world

My most recent post on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. American teachers are underpaid. More specifically, American teachers are underpaid when compared to teachers in the nations we compete with. Let me begin with a picture showing how we … Continue reading

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What do teachers do when they leave teaching?

Monday’s post appeared on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. When teachers leave teaching, where do they go next? Are they getting good jobs outside of education? Or are subsequent jobs more of a lateral move? Or do teachers who quit … Continue reading

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Careers of ed students: Yesterday and today

Today’s post appeared on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. Roughly 100,000 students a year earn a bachelor’s degree in education, a number that has been steady for decades. How do ed students spend their careers? Do they teach or … Continue reading

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Teacher perceptions and race

Today’s post appeared on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. When it comes to student behavior, what’s polite or rude—what counts as acting out versus what’s seen as healthy youthful exuberance—depends not only on actual behavior but on how teachers … Continue reading

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Schools, black children, and corporal punishment

Today’s post appeared on the BROWN CENTER CHALKBOARD at the Brookings Institution. A story on the post appears in the Washington Post. As we approach the annual celebration of Dr. King’s life, it is worth examining the difference in how our schools … Continue reading

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