- "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: New York Times
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 month the New York Times reported that some PTAs at well-off New York City schools raise million dollar plus supplements to the school budget. Schools in poor and moderate income areas of New York have to do without such … Continue reading
We all know that differences in education lead to big differences in income. A recent New York Times article by Sabrina Tavernise argues that differences in income lead to differences in educational outcomes. That’s always been true, but what Tavernise argues is … Continue reading
In his state of the union address, President Obama suggested that all states raise the minimum school leaving age to 18. Education is a good thing, but it’s hard for an economist not to be suspicious that those students who … Continue reading
Nicholas Kristof sure hit the nail on the head in yesterday’s New York Times. He reminds everyone that the central issue in school reform is paying teachers more. Here’s Kristof’s closing paragraph. Teaching is unusual among the professions in that … Continue reading