- "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: James Wyckoff
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.
Thomas Dee and James Wycoff ask whether teachers respond to the incentives built into Washington, D.C.’s IMPACT teacher evaluation program. Their answer is yes–big time. As a reminder, DC put in place a program in which all teachers receive serious, multifaceted … Continue reading
A bit over a year ago I wrote about work done by Dan Goldhaber and Joe Walch that showed nation-wide evidence of improving teacher ability. New results from “Who Enters Teaching?,” by Lankford, Loeb, McEachin, Miller, and Wyckoff, offers similar … Continue reading
One of the criticisms of measuring teacher quality with test scores and value-added measures is that test scores don’t measure learning that really matters, in particular that whatever test scores do measure isn’t something that lasts. However, there is increasing … Continue reading
Thomas Dee and James Wyckoff offer careful evidence showing that the incentives embedded in Washington, DC’s IMPACT have real–and desirable–effects on which teachers stay in teaching and which ones leave. What Dee and Wyckoff did was to compare teachers just … Continue reading