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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.

School choice skims the best students?

Suppose you have a school choice program that moves a significant number of students. It wouldn’t be surprising to find that the students who move are the students you most want to have in a school. One could imagine that … Continue reading

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We’re going to let you go to a better school

Does the chance to go to a better school matter? Sure it does. Authors Hastings, Neilson, and Zimmerman report on the effect of a school choice lottery in a large, low-income urban school district. Lottery winners got the chance to attend … Continue reading

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Cream skimming vouchers

School choice programs pretty clearly benefit kids who get an opportunity to move to a better school, but is there an offsetting loss to those left behind? The argument is that more academically able students (quite likely those with the … Continue reading

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School choice and housing prices

We economists love to talk about unexpected consequences of policy changes. So riddle me this: If you give students the right to transfer to schools outside their district who comes out ahead, the sending district or the receiving district? Randall … Continue reading

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