New Data Shows Teachers Create $1 Billion in Economic Value Over 30 Year Career

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School Improvement Network CEO Chet D. Linton to Present a Compilation of Research Outlining the Economic and Societal Impact of Effective Teachers at 2014 School Improvement Innovation Summit Closing Remarks

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Investing in teachers to help each one become as effective as possible could generate staggering impacts in income tax revenue, unemployment rates, voting rates, home ownership, health and family life.

School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, today announced that CEO and President Chet D. Linton will present a conglomeration of research and data showing the massive and far reaching social and economic impact of an effective teacher in his keynote address at the 2014 School Improvement Innovation Summit.

“Teachers are the creators of the job force, and impact all aspects of a nation and its future through their immense influence on students’ and entire societies’ economic and social circumstances,” said Mr. Linton. “Investing in teachers to help each one become as effective as possible could generate staggering impacts in income tax revenue, unemployment rates, voting rates, home ownership, health and family life.”

Together, the aggregated data and research show how effective teachers generate economic activity and societal progress through helping their students obtain the knowledge and master the skills they need to succeed in life, higher education and career, and become productive, contributing members of society.

Key research findings in the presentation include:

  •     Over a 30-year career teaching an average class size of 25 students, an effective teacher who helps their students graduate from high school and a 4-year degree helps them increase their collective lifetime earnings by $930 million
  •     Raising the current national graduation rate by 20 percent would generate a net gain of more than $3 billion in both taxes generated and lower healthcare and welfare expenses
  •     Raising the graduation rate by 20 percent in the state of Utah would generate a $39 million net gain
  •     Changing an ineffective teacher with just an average teacher could increase the collective lifetime incomes of each year’s class by $1.4 million
  •     Turning one dropout into a high school graduate would generate $200,000 in lifetime tax revenue and lower governmental expenditures

Mr. Linton’s keynote will be Wednesday, October 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the Little America Hotel. The presentation is open to education leaders, legislators, policy makers and the media.

For more information, please visit http://www.siis2014.com.

About School Improvement Network

Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed Edivation, a personalized professional learning solution for educators. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in Edivation produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student proficiency by an average of 18 percent in a single year when compared to neighboring schools. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at http://www.schoolimprovement.com.

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