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.

Which Ed schools?

A reader raises good questions in this comment. I’d written that, on average, Master’s degrees don’t produce better teachers. The question, then, is are there specific programs that stand out?

In a more perfect world, researchers would be able to look at student outcomes and then link those outcomes back to the schools that the students’ teachers had attended. So far as I know, no one’s been able to do this yet. What does exist is a careful set of evaluations of a couple of hundred teacher preparation programs by the National CouncilĀ on Teacher Quality. I recommend looking at these. If you’re thinking of becoming a teacher and you live in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, or Wyoming you’ll find these reports especially helpful as the NCTQ rates programs by name.

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