I’ve written a number of posts over the years skeptical of the central role research from many economists have played in “school reform” efforts. I certainly don’t dismiss their work. I just view it in the context of being data-informed and not being data-driven. In other words, the numbers and the models used in many studies don’t tell the whole story.
Here are my choices for The Best Posts & Articles About The Role Of Economists In Education:
I’ll start off with Rick Hess’ new piece, The Trouble With Economists.
Economists: Return Your Salaries for Producing Flawed Studies is by Barnett Berry.
The pitfalls of putting economists in charge of education is by Diane Ravitch.
Laura H. Chapman: When Economic Language Corrupts Educational Practice is from Diane Ravitch’s blog.
Peter Greene: What Do Economists Know About Teachers? is from Diane Ravitch’s blog.
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