- "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: Fordham Institute
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.
Over at Flypaper, Michael Petrilli makes a great point. Birth rates fell precipitously during the Great Recession, as birth rates usually do during hard economic times. In fact, from their 2007 peak births fell by 9 percent. Mike points out that if … Continue reading
Lots of reformers “know” that teacher unions are the obstacle to fixing our educational woes. Facts please? Here’s a picture of the relation between teacher union strength in a state and educational outcomes as measured by 8th grade math test … 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
Harrison, Colorado’s pay for performance plan has garnered a huge amount of attention for two reasons. The plan is very interesting. The Fordham Institute and Harrison Superintendent Mike Miles have written a brilliantly clear piece explaining the plan. Go read … Continue reading
The Fordham Institute reports on a new study that tracks individual, high-performing (90th percentile) students over time and checks on how many fall from the heights. The answer, according to Fordham, is that almost half descend from top decile performance. This is … Continue reading