Tag Archives: Los Angeles

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.

Making VAM public

Back in 2010, the Los Angeles Times published value-added scores for LA teachers. This may have been good journalism, but from the point of view of helping education the appropriate technical term is “dumbass.” Hey, value-added is an important tool. Judging … Continue reading

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  1. RT @MrPABruno: “main effect of [VAM] publication was to let more savvy parents arrange for their kids to get the better teachers” http://t.…

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Charter schools and property values

As anyone with kids who’s house-shopped lately can tell you, good schools raise property values–sometimes a lot. So one way to ask whether charter schools are good schools is to see whether the arrival of charter schools in a neighborhood raises … Continue reading

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  1. The evidence is probably more that good *students* raise property values.//Charter schools and property values http://t.co/KsQlhSwQZP

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Tenure–Law and Practice

Tenure depends on the laws of each state, but tenure also depends on the practices (you might even call them the “cultural expectations”) of each school district. The recent NCTQ report on Los Angeles schools, the nation’s second largest district, … Continue reading

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