- "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 Next
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.
Here’s a chart originally published in the Connecticut Mirror and re-published in EducationNext. There are other occupations with higher turnover rates, but maybe not other professions.
In February, I wrote about an academic article by Matthew P. Steinberg and Lauren Sartain in which they reported on Chicago’s experiment in doing serious teacher evaluation. Steinberg and Sartain now have a semi-popular version of their work in EducationNext. The new version … Continue reading
The 2014 Education Next poll posed the following question: Suppose the school spending were to be increased, would you favor reducing class size, increasing teacher salaries, or buying new books and technology. Then the clever pollsters asked the same question, this … Continue reading
So I lifted the title of this post from the very nice piece over at Education Next. Recommended reading if you have a few minutes. If you have a few more minutes, you might want to go through the longer, … Continue reading
Mathew Chingos and Paul Peterson have a nice piece “The Impact of School Vouchers on College Enrollment” in Education Next where they look at the effects (in terms of later college attendance) of providing modest size vouchers to poor kids in New … Continue reading
Reformers want to change teaching quality with carrots (merit pay) and sticks (fire teachers with lousy evaluations). Teacher unions emphasize training and teacher support, and want all teachers to be treated identically. Okay…I oversimplify…but not by a whole lot. So … Continue reading
Mike Petrilli makes a point and raises a question about progress in teaching math in Education Next and Fordham’s Flypaper. One of the great mysteries of modern-day school reform is why we’re seeing such strong progress (in math at least, … Continue reading
New York City has released teacher rankings. It’s about the stupidist situation since, well since Los Angeles released teacher rankings. Teachers should be rated and the ratings should be used. But conducting employee reviews in public is no way to … Continue reading
Rick Hanushek has been arguing recently for focusing on the very least effective teachers. Hanushek has calculated that if we could replace a small number of the least effective teachers with average teachers it would make an enormous difference in … Continue reading