Freakonomics Radio asks, “Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem?

The program begins with a discussion with John Friedman of his research (with Raj Chetty and Jonah Rockoff) on the long-term impacts of teachers on student outcomes in adulthood. Education Next published a version of that research in 2012: “Great Teaching: Measuring Its Effects on Students’ Future Earnings

Also featured on the program are Joel Klein, Dave Levin, and Dana Goldstein. Freakonomics Radio is hosted by economist Steven Levitt and writer Stephen Dubner. You can subscribe in iTunes.

-Education Next

Last updated January 8, 2015