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Charts: Beware Reformers Bearing Charts

image from schoolfinance101.files.wordpress.comHere's @SchoolFinance101's nominee for "Dumbest “real” reformy graphs!," which Bill Gates apparently used to advance the argument that were spending more and not getting much for it while other countries surge ahead. "Among other things, the chart includes no international comparison... no real evidence of a lack of connection between spending and outcomes... [and] juxtaposes completely different measures on completely different scales to make it look like one number is rising dramatically while  the others are staying flat."

 

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