Re: Hayley, would you explain more about your idea? Your idea is great. Do you mean we would focus on analyzing the factors which contribute to the student performance? Several school inputs contribute to the student performance. The book's later chapters talk about how the school input affects the student performance. For example, pupils and teachers ratio, percentage of wage regressions with significant results. I think these issues are related to the student performance.
I am still in the beginning of the book, but I wanted to comment on something I am wondering about: shouldn't we shift our perspective from the input (how much we put into schools) to the output (student performance)? Right now (and I haven't gotten too far in the book, so I may change my tune shortly), I think the issue is more what resources improve performance and which do not. I wonder if we shift our thinking, from input to output, if that will ultimately improve our schools.
Just a thought.