Better teachers, measured by how much they boost student test scores, significantly raise adult earning potential. Replacing a teacher in the bottom 5% with an average one will boost a student's estimated lifetime income by $250,000.
Timothy B. Lee -- Writer with Ars Technica and the Cato Institute The most important policy debates are often the ones no one is having. Some issues--abortion, tax policy, health care--have been debated ad nauseum for decades. The arguments on each side are well-rehearsed, and even people who aren't very politically active often have an opinion about them.