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Tag Archives: DC Impact
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.
I had the pleasure this week of hearing Jonah Rockoff talk about a paper he’s written with several colleagues, “Teacher Applicant Hiring and Teacher Performance: Evidence from DC Public Schools.” My impression is that in general school districts do a lousy job … Continue reading
Thomas Dee and James Wycoff ask whether teachers respond to the incentives built into Washington, D.C.’s IMPACT teacher evaluation program. Their answer is yes–big time. As a reminder, DC put in place a program in which all teachers receive serious, multifaceted … Continue reading
Let’s continue Monday’s discussion of Thomas Dee and James Wyckoff’s examination of Washington, D.C.’s IMPACT teacher evaluation program. A key element of the program is that a teacher rated Highly Effective, about 1 teacher out of 7, gets a significant financial reward. … Continue reading
Thomas Dee and James Wyckoff offer careful evidence showing that the incentives embedded in Washington, DC’s IMPACT have real–and desirable–effects on which teachers stay in teaching and which ones leave. What Dee and Wyckoff did was to compare teachers just … Continue reading
Politicians seem to take great glee in focusing on bad teachers. I guess I understand that this is good politics. It’s not good policy making. Don’t misunderstand–getting really bad teachers away from our kids is important and many, many schools … Continue reading