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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.

Applicant Hiring vs Performance

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

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  1. RT @CharlesBarone: Schools could do a better job of picking good teachers with relatively little difficulty. HT @MrPABruno http://t.co/ogqs…

  2. RT @MrPABruno: “it seems that schools could do a better job of picking good teachers with relatively little difficulty” http://t.co/z3D5NjN…

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Might a bit of science lead to a political breakthrough?

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

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Does data matter for evaluations?

In “Information and Employee Evaluation: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention in Public Schools,” Rockoff,  Staiger, Kane, and Taylor look at what happened in New York City when some principals were given information about value-added scores for their teachers’ students, while … Continue reading

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