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Pennsylvania, Illinois and the Stimulus – What is Duncan thinking?

June 20, 2009

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So… I read these two stories this past week as I get more deeply involved in understanding the impact of the stimulus funding for public schools, specifically, the general stabilization money  around which there seems to be increased controversy of late. In the first story which appeared in many locations, here is one: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aRx4YhYdDW3E Duncan […]

The Intellectually Vacuous Bob Bowdon’s “Cartel”

June 17, 2009

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See updated post on this topic: http://schoolfinance101.wordpress.com/2010/04/16/cartel-recap/ ===== Old post Had a busy week, so I haven’t posted, but saw a new report yesterday which relates nicely back to the shallow logic of Bob Bowdon’s intellectually vacuous Cartel movie. The Cartel movie is based on the premise that (a) public schools nationally are failing, (b) […]

NJ Teacher and Administrator Wages

June 3, 2009

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I got curious this morning, and ended up spending more time than I wanted to on this quick and dirty analysis. You see… the whole premise of this Cartel movie is that the teacher unions in NJ are a mob cartel that has bullied the state into lining their (union members) pockets with high salaries, […]

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