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What You Need To Know About Misleading Education Graphs, In Two Graphs

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I would have liked to have seen the Cato chart with the "total cost" broken down into "teacher salaries" and "other". My guess is that salaries would appear to pretty closely track test scores, while the "wasted" increase in expense would overwhelmingly be in "other" - buildings, computers, administrators, etc.

Far from wanting to shut down the conversation about American education trends, I'm pleased that this chart regularly sparks such conversations. I respond to Matt and the other critics he links to here: http://www.cato.org/blog/addressing-critics-purportedly-no-good-very-bad-chart

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