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Education and the Nation’s Future

How To Think About Education and The Nation’s Future

  • Despite a quadrupling of education spending in real terms since 1960, there is little evidence of improvement.
  • Consistently good teachers can produce an additional year’s worth of learning for their students, compared to less effective teachers.
  • Education policy should put a much higher priority on producing, rewarding, and retaining good teachers.
  • Regardless of class size, facilities, standards, and curriculum, no factor makes a significant difference to education outcomes than high-quality teachers.