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Policy in Perspective: Who Has More Effective Teachers?
In this episode of Mathematica Policy Research’s “Policy in Perspective” podcast, Senior Researchers Eric Isenberg and Jeffrey Max discuss their findings from a new study that addresses a key question in education policy: do low-income students have equal access to effective teachers? Mathematica partnered with 26 districts from across the country to answer this question for a study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.
Access to Effective Teaching for Low-Income Students
This project examines whether low-income students are taught by less effective teachers than high-income students, and if so, whether reducing this inequity would close the student achievement gap.