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It seems Marcott manipulated the data by changing the dates on some existing information. Here is and excellent summary from Powerline Blog: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/03/the-hockey-stick-broken-again.php
They are just hoping for Obama to be re-elected...much the way California spends stupidly. They think the second term will bail out the blue states at the expense of the responsible....Obama will try this, will fail and more local governments will go under with their unions.
The solution is very simple...the money must follow the student, not the school district. Let the School Boards competed with Charter Schools, Private School, Parochial Schools and even home schools for the education dollar. Standard testing, curriculum and outcome will keep the flow of taxpayer dollars, rather than union padding and protection of the slugs.
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