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1-2 Introduction: Defining the educational problem
3 Human capital theory: The basic economic perspective on education
4 Early childhood education: How important? ( PDF )
5 When did earnings become so dependent on education? ( PDF )
6-7 Do our regression estimates overestimate the impact of education on earnings? The case of ability bias. ( PDF 1 ) ( PDF 2 )
7-8 If the return to education is real, does it reflect skills learned or is it a signal? ( PDF )
9-10

Why has the rate of return to education increased? ( PDF 1 ) ( PDF 2 )

11 What skills are now rewarded in the workplace? ( PDF )
12 Midterm ( PDF )
13-14 Do smaller classes raise achievement? ( PDF 1 ) ( PDF 2 )
15-16 School vouchers and parental choice ( PDF 1 ) ( PDF 2 )
17-18 School accountability, standards and testing ( PDF )
19-20 Teacher quality and teacher training ( PDF )
21-22 Can technology complement what teachers do? ( PDF 1 ) ( PDF 2 )
23 Higher education: Basic issues and structure ( PDF )
24-25 Higher education policy ( PDF 1 ) ( PDF 2 )
26 Wrap up

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