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The War on Poverty Remains a Stalemate (March 18, 2019)
Our finding is that the SES achievement gaps have not narrowed over the past 50 years, despite all the money spent on that objective.
Ohio can play offense with the AI revolution by investing in quality education (August 29, 2018)

Ohio can build on relative strength in math education to shore up the educational skills of Ohioans and better position the state for the coming artificial intelligence revolution.

Banter #320: Eric Hanushek on teacher quality and student achievement (June 21, 2018)

This week on Banter, AEI’s John H. Makin Visiting Scholar Eric Hanushek discusses the relationship between teacher cognitive skills and student achievement.

Recent Publications

The Value of Smarter Teachers: International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance. (with Marc Piopuinik and Simon Wiederhold). Journal of Human Resources, forthcoming.
Testing and Accountability. ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, forthcoming.
The Achievement Gap Fails to Close: Half Century of testing shows persistent divide between haves and have-nots. (with Paul E. Peterson, Laura M. Talpey, and Ludger Woessmann). Education Next, 19(3), Summer 2019.
Do Smarter Teachers Make Smarter Students? International Evidence on Teacher Cognitive Skills and Student Performance. (with Marc Piopiunik and Simon Wiederhold). Education Next, 19(2) , Spring 2019, pp. 57-64.
The Evolution of Charter School Quality. (with Patrick L. Baude, Marcus Casey, Greg Phelan, and Steven G. Rivkin). Economica, forthcoming.