(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)
Interesting article from the Economist on California vs. Texas: America’s future.
I’ve been an Economist reader for 20 years now, and their work is usually outstanding. They do however occassionally fall prey to an easy stereotype, and this article contains such a folly.
Read the article for yourself, but keep in mind that Texas has among the highest NAEP scores for Hispanic students in the nation (now edged out by Florida on 4th grade reading) and spends over $10,000 per child per year.
The only thing Texas has to learn from California is what not to do.
This has been a settled question on the only true field of battle for some time now.