The Education Exchange: High Schools Matter a Lot!

Their educational climate and their students affect your child’s chances of going to college

Photo of Scott CarrellScott Carrell, a Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin, joins Paul E. Peterson to discuss Carrell’s latest research, which looks at whether high schools have a significant effect in whether or not students go to college.

Do Schools Matter? Measuring the Impact of California HighSchools on Test Scores and Postsecondary Enrollment,” co-written with Michal Kurlaender, Paco Martorell, Matthew Naven, and Christina Sun, is available now.

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