The Long-Term Impacts of Teachers: Teacher Value-Added and Student Outcomes in Adulthood

April 3, 2012

Tuesday, April 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Allison Dining Room, 5th floor, Taubman Center, 15 Eliot Street

Presentation by John Friedman, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Commentary by
Thomas Payzant, Professor of Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education and former Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
In new research, Friedman, Chetty, and Jonah Rockoff found that elementary- and middle-school teachers who help raise their students’ standardized-test scores seem to have a wide-ranging, lasting positive effect on those students’ lives. In later years, these students not only have higher earnings than students who had less effective teachers, they also had lower teenage-pregnancy rates and were more likely to attend college.
Cosponsored by the Taubman Center for State and Local Government and the Program on Education Policy and Governance.