This week on Banter, AEI’s John H. Makin Visiting Scholar Eric Hanushek discusses the relationship between teacher cognitive skills and student achievement. Dr. Hanushek’s research finds that there are substantial differences in teacher cognitive skills across countries that are related to student performance. Dr. Hanushek will soon publish a new academic paper in the Journal of Human Resources on the subject. You can read the full paper and listen to Dr. Hanushek’s appearance on the “Political Economy” podcast with Jim Pethokoukis at the links below.

Learn More:

The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance | Eric Hanushek | Journal of Human Resources (forthcoming) 

Episode 99: What’s wrong with American Education | “Political Economy” podcast | May 7, 2018 

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  1. Eeyore Member
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    How can you be taken seriously – you didn’t mention “diversity” once! You say American students rank in the bottom third of the world in terms of math and language. But teacher education today is focused to a significant degree on making sure that the approved attitudes are being transmitted concerning race, class, gender, and the environment.

    If you were to rank American students for wokeness, I pretty sure we’d make the top 10% in the world. And we must be doing great in other areas as well. After all, the student grade average at Harvard is an A-.

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    • June 21, 2018, at 1:39 PM PDT
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