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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.

How much more should experienced teachers earn?

Should experienced teachers earn a lot more than beginners? Just a little more? Whatever the amount of money we have available to spend on teacher salaries, we ought to divvy it up in whatever way gets us the most, best … Continue reading

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Same old, same old

There’s a new release of Education at a Glance. It has the usual comparison of teacher salaries relative to other college educated workers in the U.S. and other countries. And the message is depressing as usual. Teacher salaries in the … Continue reading

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Free market fantasy

Have you noticed that a subset of education “reformers” seem to be deep into free market fantasy? It’s not the free market part that bothers me. No, the problem is that some folks seem to be in deep fantasy about … Continue reading

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Vergara: How bad is California?

The Vergara decision is a smack in the chops to how California does public education. Is education in California really all that bad? Yes. It’s not fair to call California’s K-12 system a total failure, but California certainly way under … Continue reading

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Vergara and compensating wage differentials

The Vergara is the stunning education event of the year. Maybe of the decade. What is to be said about the economics of the decision? Suppose that tenure really disappears. Whether you think tenure is a good idea or bad, a … Continue reading

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Scaling success

Wednesday’s post reported on a field experiment by Roland Fryer in which he imported a number of charter school techniques into low-performing Houston schools. The techniques made a very large difference in student outcomes in math (not in reading though). The changes … Continue reading

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How high can you go?

One reason we don’t have more great people stick at teaching is that teacher salaries top out at not very high levels. There are individual districts where the high-end salaries aren’t too bad, although these are often districts in very … Continue reading

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Salaries by major

Prospective salaries aren’t the only reason for choosing a major in college, but I suspect pay matters–don’t you? And do you think students considering an education major can look forward to a nice salary? I’ve made a little chart showing … Continue reading

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More on non-progress on teacher salaries

Friday’s post, Progress on teacher salaries–not, seemed to have hit a chord with quite a few readers. Or more likely hit a discord, since I don’t think readers were happy with the news on how little progress we’ve made on teacher … Continue reading

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Progress on teacher salaries–not

If you’ve been reading here awhile you know that I think the number one thing we need to do to fix education is to raise teacher salaries. Higher teacher salaries isn’t the only thing we need, but higher salaries are … Continue reading

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