- "What Freakonomics did in raising our collective economic literacy, this book does for the economics of schooling." -Kate Walsh, President, National Council on Teacher Quality
Tag Archives: education majors
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 wrote last month about my surprise at learning that only about half of teachers were education majors. Dan Goldhaber sent me a note pointing out that a number of states encourage potential teachers to do an “academic” major, and … Continue reading
The Baccalaureate and Beyond survey checked on 2012 salaries of students who graduated college in 2007-08. I’ve made a little graph comparing median salaries of education majors with others. Just one more way of seeing that going into education ain’t financially … Continue reading
What fraction of teachers were undergraduate education majors? I’d assumed that the answer was most, but not all. The Baccalaureate and Beyond data lets us look at students who graduated college in 2007-2008 and who were preK-12 teachers in 2012. … Continue reading
Let me recommend Alexander Russo’s blog to everyone interested in education in general and following media coverage of education in particular. Russo offered a recent post covering Brookings’ estimates of pay by college major. Here’s a little chart from Brookings that’s … Continue reading