- "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: teacher quality
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.
David Figlio has an old article, but one I just came across, on teacher quality and teacher salaries. Figlio looked at teacher salaries across metropolitan areas, controlling for a number of characteristics of the metropolitan area including median household income, the size … Continue reading
About half of all teachers acquire master’s degrees. What do we know about how the academic ability of graduate students in education compares to graduate students in other disciplines? I’ve put together a picture using ETS data, but a few … Continue reading
In what’s bad news for schools of education, Tim Sass has looked at Florida teachers and compared teachers trained in traditional school of education programs to teachers who come through a variety of alternative certification programs. Bottom line? There’s not much … Continue reading