- "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: iPums
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.
Last week I showed the relative change in income for teachers versus others over the last 50 years. It’s interesting to break down the comparison by gender. Here’s a picture doing men and women separately. A couple of interesting facts. … Continue reading
In the “old days,” teaching was a more respected profession and relatively better paid. I decided to do a little historical research about the actual facts of earnings using data from the fabulous source, iPums.org. I measured median annual income in … Continue reading
Recent correspondence with Arthur McKee at the National Council on Teacher Quality brought up an interesting question: What happened to teacher unemployment in the Great Recession? I don’t think anyone has a for-sure answer, but I’ve cobbled together a bit … Continue reading