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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.

Who Benefits from KIPP?

Evaluating the performance of a school can be a tough proposition because motivated parents may be more likely to send their kids to a school with a good reputation, so results reflect getting easy-to-teach kids rather than what the school … Continue reading

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  1. Bob Roseth says:

    It’s exactly for this reason that a carefully-crafted charter school law, such as the one that is on the ballot in Washington state, makes sense. While the Stanford/CREDO study can be read as saying that, on average, charters are no better than garden-variety public schools. But if you look more deeply, as this study suggests, some charter school organizations have developed models that, on average, produce results significantly above average — and that this bodes well when their target population is those at greatest risk. This is just one strategy for closing the achievement gap, but one worth having.

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Income inequality and college

Martha Bailey and Susan Dynarski show a widening gap in who completes college, with kids from upper income families moving even further ahead of kids fom low income families than they used. (Bailey and Dynarski further report that the effect … Continue reading

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Tests as policy guide

The Dynarski, Hyman, and Schanzenbach paper we talked about on Monday is mostly about the substantive issue of what an elementary school class size intervention did to college attendance when the affected children grew up. The authors also provide evidence on … Continue reading

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Kindergarten classes and college

Susan Dynarski, Joshua Hyman, and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach have matched up the children of the famous Tennessee STAR class size experiment with college attendance records. As many readers already know, STAR randomly assigned thousands of K-3 children to different size … Continue reading

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Charter schools: KIPP in Lynn, MA

Do charter schools work? Getting good statistical evidence is tough because parents who work to get their kids into a charter school are special (If you haven’t already, go see Waiting for Superman). We might expect their kids to outperform … Continue reading

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  1. MS says:

    How much can we legitimately extrapolate from the effect of KIPP to the effect of charter schools in general? Is there any good research out there on the variation in charter school quality?

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