- "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 supply
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.
On average, only about half of students majoring in education end up as teachers (at least in the year after graduation). Do more selective colleges do a better job at producing students who end up actually teaching? Apparently, college selectivity … Continue reading
With pressure on education schools to be more selective about choosing their students, it seems a good idea to ask how academic selectivity is related to who ends up actually teaching. Here’s a statistical estimate of the relation between SAT … Continue reading
Several posts back I wrote about how education majors compare to others in terms of SAT performance. The answer was that ed majors do less well, but not by a huge gap. That finding depended in part on what you … Continue reading
On Monday I looked at whether undergraduate education majors who received their degree in 2007-2008 were teaching the year after graduation. Have the numbers gotten worse over time? Looks that way. Compare the 2007-2008 numbers to the numbers 8 years … Continue reading