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Tag Archives: Susan Dynarski
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.
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
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
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
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