- "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: Vergara
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.
Suppose that the Vergara decision and its aftermath were to lead to the entire country replacing the worst two percent of teachers with average teachers? It’s pretty clear that students who benefited from the teacher upgrade would end up with higher … Continue reading
The Vergara decision, assuming it’s upheld, will make it far easier to dismiss teachers in California. In California, it’s very, very hard to dismiss a teacher for cause. Harder than in most of the rest of the country. While it … Continue reading
If the Vergara decision holds, schools will be able to turf out extremely ineffective teachers. How much difference this makes depends on the answer to a couple of hard questions. Under the existing rules, schools in California have a year or … Continue reading
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