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Profit of Education
     

Profit of Education

by Richard Startz
 

This important book translates evidence and examines policy, proposing a plan to save America's schools by rewarding teachers with professional-level salaries distributed wisely.

• 26 easily understood charts and tables that translate the evidence for a broad audience

• Pay system mock-ups

• A reproducible, one-page action checklist

Overview

This important book translates evidence and examines policy, proposing a plan to save America's schools by rewarding teachers with professional-level salaries distributed wisely.

• 26 easily understood charts and tables that translate the evidence for a broad audience

• Pay system mock-ups

• A reproducible, one-page action checklist

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The best book I have read in the past year. . . . Someone sent me a note suggesting I read a draft, and I begrudgingly agreed, only to be blown away by its content. It does an amazing job, making a well-articulated and -supported argument for why some teachers need to make a lot more money. He pulls together some research you've likely seen, but also some you probably haven't—and I've subsequently borrowed a lot of it for my own presentations. Put Profit of Education on your 2011 book list." - NationalJournal.com

"Thoughtful, accessible, and timely. . . . Highly recommended." - Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313393792
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/21/2010
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

What People are Saying About This

Kate Walsh
"What a wonderful surprise it was to read this book. Startz, a newcomer to teacher policy, pulls off a feat managed by few veterans of the field. Using layman's terms without compromising a whit on his economist credentials, he lays out a highly persuasive argument for why we need to pay great teachers a lot more money and how it can be done. What Freakonomics did in raising our collective economic literacy, this book does for the economics of schooling."

Kate Walsh

"What a wonderful surprise it was to read this book. Startz, a newcomer to teacher policy, pulls off a feat managed by few veterans of the field. Using layman's terms without compromising a whit on his economist credentials, he lays out a highly persuasive argument for why we need to pay great teachers a lot more money and how it can be done. 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

Joel Klein

"Dick Startz has written a provocative and interesting book about how we support and compensate teachers. His recommendations are practical, timely, and most importantly, will help improve education for our Nation's children."

Joel Klein, Chancellor, New York City school system

Eric A. Hanushek
"The clearest and most forceful books in education invariably tend to be ideological statements that at best twist existing evidence on what can improve student outcomes. And that is what makes the contrast with this book so great. Here we have a clear and visionary statement that is completely based on existing research and evidence—evidence that is presented accurately in a lively and well-written book that should be read by everybody who wants to improve our schools."

Eric A. Hanushek

"The clearest and most forceful books in education invariably tend to be ideological statements that at best twist existing evidence on what can improve student outcomes. And that is what makes the contrast with this book so great. Here we have a clear and visionary statement that is completely based on existing research and evidence -- evidence that is presented accurately in a lively and well-written book that should be read by everybody who wants to improve our schools."

Eric A. Hanushek, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution of Stanford University

Joel Klein

"Dick Startz has written a provocative and interesting book about how we support and compensate teachers. His recommendations are practical, timely, and most importantly, will help improve education for our Nation's children."

Joel Klein, Chancellor, New York City school system

Joel Klein
"Dick Startz has written a provocative and interesting book about how we support and compensate teachers. His recommendations are practical, timely, and most importantly, will help improve education for our Nation's children."

Meet the Author

Dick Startz is Castor Professor of Economics and adjunct professor of statistics at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

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