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Boy when IowaHawk gets serious

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.

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.