Setting the Ostrich Straight on Choice and Segregation

(Guest post by Greg Forster)

Anna Egalite sets the record straight on her study that was misrepresented by the ostriches at the Century Foundation:

Potter cannot refute our findings, so she seeks to obfuscate them by carefully merging categories so as to define a “tie” as a loss.

Even to call the finding a “tie” is going too far. On net, which is all that counts, it was a win, not a tie. Big gains in public schools far outweighed the trivial negative effect in private schools. As I wrote:

When you’ve been in the education research business long enough, your eyes automatically roll by reflex whenever they read the words “mixed effect.” A mixed effect is a positive effect produced by a policy that the researcher doesn’t like.

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3 Responses to Setting the Ostrich Straight on Choice and Segregation

  1. Anna is certainly right that “mixed effects” is the judgment pronounced by people with an agenda.

    https://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/dumb-want-prospective-teachers/

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