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Hanushek and other podcast info

In this week’s EconTalk, I talk with economist and education policy expert Rick Hanushek about the public school system in the United States, why it isn’t better and how to fix it. Real per pupil spending has more than tripled in since 1960, yet the impact on student test scores has been very disappointing. Rick points out that the obvious measures for improving performance—more educated teachers, more experienced teachers and smaller class size have had little or no impact on student performance. Hear him make the case for these findings and propose reforms that might actually work, here.

I’ve also posted the answer to the tourist puzzle here (comment 22).


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