links for 2008-12-16

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  1. #1 Kate
    December 16, 2008

    Thanks for the DC charter school article. I’m really begining to think that basic statistics and research methodology should be required for all undergraduates so they can be intelligent consumers in life. Of course I focused on policy analysis research methods in grad school, so I’m biased.

  2. #2 Brad
    December 16, 2008

    I am surprised Chad picked that one tidbit out of the Kevin Drum article. The quote that got my attention was

    “The extra funding, it turns out, coincides with improved academic performance: The schools with the largest surpluses have ranked at the top on test scores.”

    Wow, it turns out if you spend more money on staff, you get better outcomes? Who knew?