Tuesday, September 3, 2013

State education expenditures

I quite liked this CATO site that grades states on the transparency of their published numbers on educational expenditures (and not just because the title is a great pun).

Particularly interesting is the evidence on the lack of public knowledge of expenditure levels presented under the "Why Care" tab.


sutirthabagchi said...

Skimmed through the article. Apart from its intrinsic value, it has two other noteworthy features:
1) An F- :) - that is a first. Don't recall ever having seen it before.
2) Note the positions of Alaska (the 49th state) and Hawaii (the 50th state) on the list!

sutirthabagchi said...

Unrelated to your current post, here's a tip for a potential future post.

Stunningly bad analysis that is hard to make any sense of. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2013/08/29/are-business-schools-graduating-the-wrong-leaders-if-so-the-gmat-may-be-to-blame/ - It is so poorly written that it is giving me a headache reading it again trying to make sense of it. And here's a gem - " Using panel data analysis and other statistical procedures, including robustness tests...." From when did conducting robustness tests become a new statistical procedure ??