‘How to Lie With Statistics’: Teachers Union Edition

That's the headline from an insightful response in the Wall Street Journal to the never-ending whining by teachers' unions about how unfairly they're being treated.

The article itemizes those deceptions. They unions:

  • Conflate school funding and state education spending.
  • Use elevated spending baselines.
  • Don’t account for other forms of compensation.
  • Elide data that don’t fit their argument.
  • Use misleading cross-state comparisons.

Read the whole thing.



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