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Calculating The Value Of Good Teachers To The Economy

How much is a good teacher worth? Around $50 trillion by 2090, according to Eric Hanushek's calculations. On this edition of Up To Date, we discuss the economic value of quality teaching and the radical steps Hanushek proposes to achieve that goal.


  • Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.
  • Linwood Tauheed is an associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, whose research interests include analysis of education.  


Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
In addition to being KCUR's afternoon newscaster, Lisa Rodriguez covers city hall and other news around Kansas City. Follow her on Twitter @larodrig.