Expert Witness: Dr. Eric A. Hanushek


Eric A. Hanushek, Ph.D., is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, as well as a Professor (by courtesy) of Education and Economics at Stanford University. Dr. Hanushek is also the Chairman of the Executive Board of the Texas Schools Project at the University of Texas at Dallas, a Senior Research Fellow at the Cecil and Ida Green Center for the Study of Science and Society at the University of Texas at Dallas, and a Member of the Koret Task Force on K-12 Education at the Hoover Institution. Dr. Hanushek has published more than twenty books and over two hundred articles in the education field. Dr. Hanushek is a member of several learned societies, has editorial responsibilities at several scholarly publications, and has a wide variety of experience working with local, state and federal governments on education policy. Dr. Hanushek earned a B.S. in Economics from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Hanushek is expected to testify at trial about the following topics and issues:

  • Importance of teacher quality on student achievement
  • Measurements of teacher effectiveness
  • Long-term effects on students of teacher effectiveness
  • Effects on students in California of the Permanent Employment Statute
  • Effects on students in California of the Dismissal Statutes
  • Effects on students in California of the LIFO Statute
  • Disparate impact on minority and low-income students of the Challenged Statutes
  • Results of recent surveys and polls in the education field in California

Selected Publications:

  1. The Economic Value of Higher Teacher Quality
  2. Teacher Quality
  3. The Failure of Input-Based Schooling Policies
  4. The Distribution of Teacher Quality and Implications for Policy
  5. How to Improve the Supply of High-Quality Teachers
  6. Students First: Renewing Hope for California’s Future
  7. U.S. Education Reform and National Security, 2012
  8. Endangering Prosperity: A Global View of the American School