Teacher quality key to better student performance and productivity

by Ben Jensen

Better education is the most important single area to get right in public policy. Investing in the quality of teaching will provide greater returns to individuals and the economy than any initiative on the reform agenda today. It also has vital non-economic benefits such as contributing to wellbeing, health, social mobility and reduced crime rates. John Daley and Ben Jensen outline why Australia needs to develop an ambitious evidence-based education reform agenda.