- "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
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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.
We’re all pretty sure that schools in some districts are better than those in other districts. There are resource differences and there are differences in who will be your kid’s companions. But it’s hard to prove that differences are due … Continue reading
Value-added measures (VAM) are widely used by economists to evaluate policy prescriptions and are increasingly used to evaluate individual teachers. Objections to the use of VAM scores come in two kinds. The first objection is that test scores don’t measure … Continue reading
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
Several years back, Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools conducted a lottery for admission into good high schools. David J. Deming, Justine S. Hastings, Thomas J. Kane, and Douglas O. Staiger, have done a massive data job analysis connecting lottery results with educational outcomes and … Continue reading