- "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: Sean Corcoran
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.
If you’re a fan of value-added, a new paper by Marianne Bitler, Sean Corcoran, Thurston Domina, and Emily Penner, “Teacher Effects on Student Achievement and Height: A Cautionary Tale,” is going to give you the willies. Since hearing the results … Continue reading
My younger daughter frequently ate breakfast in the cafeteria during elementary school. We’d fed her at home–honest, we did–but she could sometimes get pancakes at school and, more importantly, hang out with her friends. We paid for the breakfasts; other … Continue reading
Economists find value-added measures (roughly, the change in student test scores from one year to the next) enormously useful in measuring educational outcomes. Whether VAM is so useful for teacher personnel policy is a whole lot less clear. In an article … Continue reading