Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem?

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(photo:  U.S. Department of Education)

(photo: U.S. Department of Education)

Season 5, Episode 16

On this week’s episode of Freakonomics Radio: a look at the supply side of the education equation — the teachers — as well the demand side, the students. 

Teacher quality has a huge impact. So how can we best identify, educate, and reward the good ones? And what can be done to take failing students and put them on a track to graduation?

To learn more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem?” and”How To Fix a Broken High Schooler, in Four Easy Steps.”

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