Negative Consequences of Paying Kids to Go to School (Education Links)
Education Links is a periodic summary of what researchers at the Center for Global Development are reading on the theme of education systems research
- The trouble with incentives for student attendance - stopping incentives in India not only led to a decline in attendance, but a decline greater than baseline levels.
- The FT highlights India's learning crisis using data from the ASER 2014 report, PISA 2009, and interviews from education experts Rukmini Banerji, Yamini Aiyar, and Esther Duflo.
- New paper using the SDI Africa data. Higher teacher knowledge is linked to higher student achievement.
- The Economist sums up recent UK school reforms, including a massive increase in school autonomy. A working paper by Machin & Vernoit (2011) at the LSE found some tentative positive impacts from an earlier pilot, but the key question remains unanswered - will [the impact] scale?
- Despite the buzz about high teacher turnover in the US, actually just ten percent of teachers leave teaching after a year.
- John Oliver goes to town on standardized testing in the US.
- RISE team members met at CGD in DC last week for lots of stimulating discussion and even an art project.
This blog originally appeared on the CGD Website 8 May 2015