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lecture20_Nov9 - Education Reform: Reasons for optimism...

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Education Reform: Reasons for optimism § Jacob and Ludwig suggest a number of areas  where reforms may be fruitful § Early childhood education § Reductions in class size § Bonuses for teaching in low-income neighborhoods or  hard-to fill subjects (STEM fields)  § Curriculum intervention § Reduce barriers into teaching but have higher standards  for continuing to teach § Teacher merit pay § Reform school accountability rules
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Early childhood education § Racial achievement gaps begin to develop at ages  3 and 4 § Minority and low-income students then never catch up § Investing in early childhood education can shrink  this initial gap § Current spending on pre-Kindergarten is very low  so small investments could dramatically increase  spending in this area
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Class size reductions § Smaller class sizes -> more individual instruction § Underperforming students need additional attention
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2012 for the course ECON 375 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Maryland.

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