Monday, June 17, 2013 10:03:41 PM
HG, those data are all over the place. I don't see how anyone can pull a trend out of that mess. Also, what does pre-K enrollment rates have to do with anything except to skew the results with irrelevant data? Also, they left out a LOT of other factors besides money that affect student performance.
Basically, all you`ve done is prove my point: there is at best a weak correlation between spending and outcome. Also, statewide averages don`t do anything to support your argument, since spending and policies are set at the district level.
Sunday, June 16, 2013 8:39:38 AM
Think of how much mental effort has been wasted in debates on this website. Ha - for the win. Seriously though, I'm surrounded by libertarians and it`s no fun trying to debate politics or economics with people who always agree with you.
Sunday, June 16, 2013 2:19:24 AM
The great thing about rich people having lots of money is that they need clothes, food, transport etc. In fact all of the stuff that makes their lives better we can make and sell to them for lots of dosh, and make our lives better. There is no point in being able to wipe your arse with a $100 bill, if you haven't eaten anything in the first place.