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Getting What You Pay For: The Debate Over Equity in Public School Expenditures

Getting What You Pay For: The Debate Over Equity in Public School Expenditures

This article, created by Deborah Lynn Guber of the University of Vermont, addresses a dataset on public school expenditures and SAT performance. The data comes from a 1997 study conducted by the "Digest of Education Statistics." The lesson talks about graphical interpretations of data, omitted variables and misleading statistics. The author states that the "exercise is ideally suited for classroom discussion in elementary statistics or a research methods course."

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