- "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
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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.
I have a theory that math performance is more important than reading performance at the upper end of the distribution of academic ability. (I do not have hard evidence for this theory. Maybe my focus on math comes from being … Continue reading
I’ve edited a picture from Carnoy and Rothstein’s report “What Do International Tests Really Show About U.S. Student Performance?” to show how students from the upper social classes compare in the U.S. relative to other countries. Here, “upper social class” … Continue reading
Martin Carnoy and Richard Rothstein’s report released two weeks ago by the Economic Policy Institute, “What Do International Tests Really Show About U.S. Student Performance?” has received a good deal of press attention. That’s well deserved because it makes a … Continue reading