Daniel and Sebastián are very close friends and since they were little their parents have taken them to play at the same park in Bogotá. Both are in their third year of primary school. They both want to be doctors when they grow up. However, only one of the two can achieve it. Daniel lives in unfavorable socioeconomic conditions, Sebastian does not. … [Lee más...] about Education that separates?
Why become an advocate for public education when you send your own children to a private school? That was the question that left well-known actor Matt Damon nearly speechless in an interview with CNN. To make an analogy, it would be like claiming to be a supporter of Michelle Obama’s campaign against obesity with a hamburger, bursting with saturated fats, in hand. … [Lee más...] about Matt Damon’s Dilemma
s Over the past few weeks a great controversy has struck the world of economists following the release of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-first Century. The book has caused a stir because it refers to the role of institutions of capitalism in the development and distribution of income, and implies that we could be headed to a more unequal society. Other authors such as … [Lee más...] about Growth 1 – Equality O. And What Role does Education Play?
*Written by Fernando Fernández Parents spend a lot of time thinking about the “right” name to give to their children. But, to what extent do names influence our daily lives? Does our economic welfare depend on them? Can names have an impact on a student’s academic performance? Several studies have shown that there exists a relationship between one’s name and finding success … [Lee más...] about The Nameless Blog
Education seeks to provide equal learning opportunities for all: the poor and the rich. But... can education systems accomplish this goal? Can the poorest children and youth achieve high learning outcomes? To date, no clear response to either one of these two questions exists within the literature. … [Lee más...] about Avoiding the poverty trap