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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.

Math vs Reading: US vs the World

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

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The advantaged do well

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

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  1. Murray says:

    I’m more than a little surprised to see that the number of books in a home is still used to define “upper social class”. The number of educational DVDs in the home, or the number of “quality” books on a child’s Kindle perhaps?

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We don’t suck that much

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

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