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Students Do Better When Public Schools Get More Money

Students Do Better When Public Schools Get More Money | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"Recent research, however, has found that when schools have more money, they are able to give their students a better education. A new study on those who went to school during the school-finance cases a few decades ago found that those who attended districts that were affected by the rulings were more likely to stay in school through high school and college and are making more money today. The authors, Kirabo Jackson and Claudia Persico of Northwestern University and Rucker Johnson of the University of California, Berkeley, released a revised draft of their as-yet-unpublished paper this week. The benefits were most obvious for students from poor families. They found that a 10 percent increase in the money available for each low-income student resulted in a 9.5 percent increase in students' earnings as adults. A public investment in schools, they wrote, returned 8.9 percent annually for a typical pupil who started kindergarten in 1980. The findings are evidence that public schooling can be a way for children who grow up in poverty to overcome their circumstances, Johnson argued." | by Max Ehrenfreund

 


Via Todd Reimer, The Rice Process
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

I don't agree with this premise necessarily. It might be true, but my experience was that most School managers were so inept in spending the money they were given that is hard to know for sure.

 

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Why Unqualified Candidates Get Hired Anyway — HBS Working Knowledge

Why Unqualified Candidates Get Hired Anyway — HBS Working Knowledge | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Why do businesses evaluate candidates solely on past job performance, failing to consider the job's difficulty? Why do university admissions officers focus on high GPAs, discounting influence of easy grading standards?

Via Sharrock
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

It is not a perfect science, but we need to do a better job. This is very much the case in education where teachers who should not be teachers become administrators.

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Sharrock's curator insight, September 13, 2013 3:04 PM

The article feature two studies and the implications that for all the procedures and policies in place, they are most likely unsuccessfull in overcoming bias against hiring most qualified candidates.

 

Maybe we should start looking to see if there is an app for that decision making...