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Economic Policy Lecture: The Economic Value of Teacher Quality

Kansas City Speakers' Series


April 30
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.

eah-1-highSPEAKER: 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.

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For more information, contact Scott Tanner at scott.tanner@showmeinstitute.org or call 314-454-0647.

Policy Breakfast: 2015 Legislative Wrap Up

TOPIC: 2015 Legislative Wrap Up


bob-onderSen. Bob Onder was sworn into office on Jan. 7, 2015. He previously served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2007 to 2008.

In addition to his legislative duties, Sen. Onder has been a physician and small businessman for over 20 years. He is board certified in Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Internal Medicine.

Sen. Onder is a member of the O'Fallon, Western St. Charles, and Greater St. Charles County Chambers of Commerce, and the Missouri State Medical Association. He is a former board member of Missouri Right to Life and is a life member of the National Rifle Association. He is a graduate of Washington University School of Medicine and Saint Louis University Law School.

keavneySen. Joe Keaveny was first elected to represent the citizens of the 4th Senatorial District, which includes the city of Saint Louis and Saint Louis County, during a special election on Nov. 3, 2009, to fill an unexpired term. Sen. Keaveny completed the unexpired term on Jan. 5, 2011, and was re-elected to a full term.

In addition to his legislative duties, Sen. Keaveny practices in the trust and probate section of Weiss Attorneys at Law and continues to serve as committeeman for the 28th Ward in Saint Louis.

May 21, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Show-Me Institute
5297 Washington Place
Saint Louis, MO 63108


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For more information, contact Scott Tanner at  scott.tanner@showmeinstitute.org or call 314-454-0647.

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