Education, poverty, and student outcomes: An interview with Helen Ladd, Duke University – Episode #1

How can a better understanding of the connections between educational outcomes and poverty help policymakers and educators to design more effective strategies to help all students succeed, particularly those from more disadvantaged backgrounds? To explore that question, we’re joined by Helen Ladd. She is a Professor of Public Policy Studies and a Professor of Economics at Duke University and an expert on education policy. She also recently concluded her term as president of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).

In the interview, she discusses the arguments presented in her closing address as APPAM President, entitled “Education and Poverty: Confronting the Evidence.” She also has a recent New York Times op-ed on the same subject. Thank you to Professor Ladd for being our inaugural Gov Innovator blog interview!