- "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: Helen Ladd
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.
Ladd, Clotfelter, and Holbein offer new measures comparing the performance of charter schools to traditional public schools in North Carolina. Here’s their picture for math. So charter schools used to be a little behind and now they perform more or less … Continue reading
Today, another piece of evidence that teachers continue to get better with experience. Helen Ladd and Lucy Sorensen offer new findings, based on middle school teachers in North Carolina, suggesting that learning-on-the-job continues for an extended period, perhaps a decade or so. … Continue reading
CALDER has a nice conversation on the effects of eliminating tenure in the wake of the Vergara. Good points are made, with an emphasis on shedding light rather than the all-too-common political posturing. A few of my favorite quotes: Rick Hanushek: … Continue reading