Kansas City Speakers' Series
DATE AND LOCATION:
6:00 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Lecture
Kansas City Public Library
14 West 10th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
TOPIC: The Economic Value of Teacher Quality
Stanford University’s Eric Hanushek puts the value of quality teaching in stark economic terms. Place even a slightly above-average teacher in front of a class of 20, and the resultant gain is more than $400,000 in future earnings over the earnings of students exposed to an average teacher. Replacing the bottom 5 to 8 percent of teachers with average instructors, he says, could lift the U.S. near the top of international math and science rankings.
SPEAKER: Dr. Eric Hanushek
Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is a leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues. He has authored numerous, highly cited studies on the effects of class- size reduction, high-stakes accountability, the assessment of teacher quality, and other education-related topics. He introduced the idea of measuring teacher quality through the growth in student achievement that forms the basis for the development of value-added measures for teachers and schools.
Most recently, Hanushek shows that the quality of education is closely related to national economic growth. He has authored or edited 20 books along with more than 200 articles. He is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and completed his Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
PARKING: Central Library Garage
The Central Library parking garage is located directly south of the Clubhouse on the northwest corner of 10th and Baltimore. Parking after 5 pm. on weekdays in the garage is $2.
Cost: The lecture is FREE.
For more information, contact Scott Tanner at email@example.com or call 314-454-0647.