- "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: GPA
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.
The draft accreditation standards for schools of education call for higher average high school GPAs for teacher training programs, specifically that the average GPA should be 3.0 or better. Will raising this standard have a disparate impact on minority students? … Continue reading
For a while now folks have been saying that ed schools are easy graders. Most of the evidence has come from looking at particular schools. But are ed schools as a whole easy graders?….Yeah, they are. I’ve put together a … Continue reading
A couple of weeks back I looked at the statistical relationship between SAT scores and the probability that an education major ends up teaching the year after graduation (based on a logit I ran using the Baccalaureate and Beyond data). … Continue reading
I’ve put together a few more numbers on GPAs by major. There’s a meme that education majors are academically weak students. And there’s another meme that education schools are quite soft graders. So I’ve looked at both college GPA and … Continue reading