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Boy when IowaHawk gets serious

Posted: March 3, 2011 by datechguy in media
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he is devastating:

To recap: white students in Texas perform better than white students in Wisconsin, black students in Texas perform better than black students in Wisconsin, Hispanic students in Texas perform better than Hispanic students in Wisconsin. In 18 separate ethnicity-controlled comparisons, the only one where Wisconsin students performed better than their peers in Texas was 4th grade science for Hispanic students (statistically insignificant), and this was reversed by 8th grade. Further, Texas students exceeded the national average for their ethnic cohort in all 18 comparisons; Wisconsinites were below the national average in 8, above average in 8.

Perhaps the most striking thing in these numbers is the within-state gap between white and minority students. Not only did white Texas students outperform white Wisconsin students, the gap between white students and minority students in Texas was much less than the gap between white and minority students in Wisconsin. In other words, students are better off in Texas schools than in Wisconsin schools – especially minority students.

The Statistics are here from the NAEP standardized tests and they make a fool of Krugman and the Economist articles.

Just a reminder, Teachers in Texas don’t have collective bargaining rights.

In the old days it was always known that Jesters had the wisdom in the court, apparently it is still true today.

When it comes to serious consideration of the issues, no person in the blogosphere brings a more calm and sober head to a discussion than Iowahawk!

The tribute to E. Blackadder in this discourse touched me in a special way.