The Obama administration's lone star mistake
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has trashed Texas schools, but Texas gets great bang for the buck.

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  • #Texas schools' average test scores are at the national average why is Secretary #Duncan labeling them substandard? #bullying

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  • They spend less than 3/4 of the nation on #education, yet #Texas test scores are higher than 3/4 #morebangforthebuck #efficient

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  • Across the #races , Texas graduates more high school #freshmen than the US average #secondsemestersenior

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The Obama administration made what was supposed to be a pre-emptive strike on Texas Governor Rick Perry, but which turned out to be, in baseball terms, a “swing … and a miss.” The administration unleashed Education Secretary Arne Duncan to attack Texas’s record on education, with Duncan saying he feels “very, very badly for the children.” When pressed to explain precisely what Texas has done wrong on education, Duncan came up a bit short on specifics. The Education Secretary’s arguments have generated a lot of useful discussion across the web, but I thought I would throw some rudimentary data analysis into the picture.

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