The Side Effects of Reading Robert Pondiscio. Plus, What’s Eating Teacher Salaries in Kentucky?

Warning: Reading Robert Pondiscio may cause side effects of unintentional chortles and knowing grimaces.

Neerav Kingsland on New Orleans. His piece is a nice reminder against comparing effect sizes in isolation. It’s much easier to see positive effects of an intervention when dealing with a small sample, but getting the same effect size for an entire city, let alone an entire state, is quite a bit more meaningful in the real world.

Cory Curl with an excellent analysis of school spending trends in Kentucky. Like in California, health care costs seem to be a primary culprit for stagnant teacher salaries.

Lake Wobegon, New Mexico?

–Guest post by Chad Aldeman