Deep breaths, uber-wonks. We’re going into slide rule and plaid shirt territory. Grab your pocket protector. I’m trying for nothing less ambitious than to create a new vocabulary for discussing every aspect of education reform.
Da-dum! It’s called a production function. A production function spells out how much output you get (learning) from certain inputs.
There have been other efforts at this. But I think those are wrong.
I’ll spell it out in the Comments section so we don’t mess up the Eduwonk front page. …
–Guestblogger Mike Goldstein