Fixing the World, Bang-for-the-Buck Edition (Ep. 181 Rebroadcast)

...that looked at education actually shows that we have managed to get most kids into primary education, but there’s a lot of kids that don’t go to pre-primary education, preschool....

How Can the Achievement Gap Be Closed? A Freakonomics Quorum

have no doubt that educational entrepreneurs could create a wide range of new educational options for urban youth that would improve their life chances. However, I do have doubts about...

The Debate over Teacher Merit Pay: A Freakonomics Quorum

columnist of The New York Times. He is the author of Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right, and lectures widely about education policy issues. The fatal flaw in education merit pay...

What Can Movie Stars Tell Us About Marriage And Education?

...to monetary reasons: a partner with similar education should have similar salary levels. Others think it could have more to do with lifestyle factors – similar education levels may lead...

Are We a Nation of Financial Illiterates?

...the National Council of Economic Education (N.C.E.E.) are doing good work to raise awareness and introduce financial education in school. Q: If you were president of the U.S. for a...