Eric A. Hanushek
Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow
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Hanushek in the News
Returns to Skills around the World: Evidence from PIAAC. Eric A. Hanushek, Guido Schwerdt, Simon Wiederhold, Ludger Woessmann. European Economic Review, Forthcoming.
Is Location Fate? Distributional Aspects of Schooling. Hanushek, Eric A.. Education, Land, and Location, Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2014, 25-16.
Land Use Controls, Fiscal Zoning, and the Local Provision of Education. Hanushek, Eric A., Yilmaz, Kuzey. Public Finance Review, forthcoming.
Institutional Structures of the Education System and Student Achievement: A Review of Cross-country Economic Research. Hanushek, Eric A., Woessmann, Ludger. Educational Policy Evaluation through International Comparative Assessments, Munster, Germany: Waxman, 2014, 145-175.
How Teachers Unions Use 'Common Core' to Undermine Reform (July 01, 2014) This year's battle over the introduction of Common Core standards in public schools has diverted attention from a more important but quieter battle led by teachers unions to eliminate school accountability and teacher evaluations. These two measures are the real engines that will drive educational improvement, and it's critical that attempts to do away with them be blocked. The Common Core was designed to replace the hodge-podge of standards in place in the individual states with a national proclamation of what all students should know in each subject and grade. The standards were developed under the auspices of the National Governors Association and strongly backed by the U.S. Department of Education.
There Is No War On Teachers (June 11, 2014) In a stunning decision, a judge in the California Superior Court has ruled that, because education is a fundamental right of California youth, the laws governing teacher tenure, teacher dismissal and rules for layoffs are unconstitutional. This ruling only applies to California – and surely will be appealed by the teachers union – but it could open up consideration of students' rights in a larger number of states.
More Easily Firing Bad Teachers Helps Everyone (June 11, 2014) Teacher tenure discussions often suggest that what is in the best interest of teachers is also in the best interest of students. But the groundbreaking decision in the Vergara case makes it clear that early, and effectively irreversible, decisions about teacher tenure have real costs for students and ultimately all of society.