This week is the September edition of Incentives & Instincts, a recurring series in which Justin speaks with economist and friend, Bryce Ward, about some of the broader challenges facing our society. In this episode, Justin and Bryce focus on our public school system. Bryce opens the conversation looking at the big picture and explains that public school is in a pretty good place. Justin and Bryce talk about the importance of success in improving both test scores and social-emotional well-being as indicators of healthy schools, and consider the effects of exposure to classmates with different backgrounds. Justin closes the interview asking Bryce what effect school closures during the pandemic will have on public school progress, and offers gratitude to the people in the school system working hard each day to make it work. Transcript here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10N_LdrDgVUZKVZpPKH5b-DDFT5z9PHL79kq3uMgn-Zs/edit
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