- "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: International comparisons
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.
Should experienced teachers earn a lot more than beginners? Just a little more? Whatever the amount of money we have available to spend on teacher salaries, we ought to divvy it up in whatever way gets us the most, best … Continue reading
There’s a new release of Education at a Glance. It has the usual comparison of teacher salaries relative to other college educated workers in the U.S. and other countries. And the message is depressing as usual. Teacher salaries in the … Continue reading
So I lifted the title of this post from the very nice piece over at Education Next. Recommended reading if you have a few minutes. If you have a few more minutes, you might want to go through the longer, … Continue reading
The usually reliable and cool Hechinger Report blew one last week, reporting “… I always thought that many developed nations paid their teachers far more than we do in the United States. So I was surprised to see that U.S. public … Continue reading
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