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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    The more I read about Perry the less I like.

    The latest has been his wanting to make 7 changes to the Constitution and I don't agree with all of them.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Whose standards, state, local, Federal? As far as I can tell there are no national standards per se and no consideration of demographics and population growth
    The standards are a little more univerisal that that. You may be satisified with a student who can't read, for example, but how well they do on a reading test, and how they compare with students across the country is relevent. A state can, and has, dumbed down a test to make them look good, I believe texas did that, so you have to do more than trust locals not to cheat.


    Texas schoolchildren generally performed better on the all-important TAKS test this year, but some superintendents, state lawmakers and statisticians are casting doubt on the gains.

    That’s because the Texas Education Agency required students to answer fewer questions correctly to pass most sections of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. In some cases, students could pass by getting fewer than half of the items right — an unusually low standard, according to several education researchers. . . . .

    The biggest change involved the social studies test for students in grades 8 and 10. This year, for example, eighth-graders had to answer correctly 21 of 48 questions — or 44 percent. Last year, the passing standard was 25 questions, or 52 percent.

    BurkaBlog :: TAKS Lite

    State Tests Dumbed Down to Create a False Impression of NCLB Success

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Do you know what is being measured here?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The more I read about Perry the less I like.

    The latest has been his wanting to make 7 changes to the Constitution and I don't agree with all of them.
    Fortunately we don't elect a King and wanting changes doesn't guarantee changes. He can only propose changes

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Do you know what is being measured here?
    Doesn't matter, I have seen no rankings posted by you. I do see Iowa below TX on the rankings I posted though and that is good enough for me

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Doesn't matter, I have seen no rankings posted by you. I do see Iowa below TX on the rankings I posted though and that is good enough for me
    Go back as I have posted rankings.

    But here is the methodology from your link:

    Education Week: Methodology

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    here's a link:
    • Texas is #49 in verbal SAT scores in the nation (493) and #46 in average math SAT scores (502).
    • Texas is #36 in the nation in high school graduation rates (68%).
    • Texas is #33 in the nation in teacher salaries. Teacher salaries in Texas are not keeping pace with the national average. The gains realized from the last state-funded across-the-board pay raise authorized in 1999, which moved the ranking from 33 to as high as 26th in the nation, have disappeared over the last five years.
    • Texas was the only state in the nation to cut average per pupil expenditures in fiscal year 2005, resulting in a ranking of #40 nationally; down from #25 in fiscal year 1999.
    • Texas is #6 in the nation in student growth. The general student population in Texas public schools grew by 11.1% between school years 1999 and 2005, with the largest percent of growth seen among low income and minority children.
    • Between school years 1999 and 2005, the number of central administrators employed by Texas public schools grew by 32.5%, overall staffing in public schools grew by 15.6%, while the number of teachers grew only 13.3%.
    Texas Where We Stand: Education

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    here's a link:
    • Texas is #49 in verbal SAT scores in the nation (493) and #46 in average math SAT scores (502).
    • Texas is #36 in the nation in high school graduation rates (68%).
    • Texas is #33 in the nation in teacher salaries. Teacher salaries in Texas are not keeping pace with the national average. The gains realized from the last state-funded across-the-board pay raise authorized in 1999, which moved the ranking from 33 to as high as 26th in the nation, have disappeared over the last five years.
    • Texas was the only state in the nation to cut average per pupil expenditures in fiscal year 2005, resulting in a ranking of #40 nationally; down from #25 in fiscal year 1999.
    • Texas is #6 in the nation in student growth. The general student population in Texas public schools grew by 11.1% between school years 1999 and 2005, with the largest percent of growth seen among low income and minority children.
    • Between school years 1999 and 2005, the number of central administrators employed by Texas public schools grew by 32.5%, overall staffing in public schools grew by 15.6%, while the number of teachers grew only 13.3%.
    Texas Where We Stand: Education
    1999-2005? Can't find anything more recent?

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    The more I read about Perry the less I like.

    The latest has been his wanting to make 7 changes to the Constitution and I don't agree with all of them.
    From a personal standpoint, he has the right, but if he is in office, then he has to obey the law of the land. That doesn't mean he can't take steps to get the changes looked at, but he has to follow the law.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Federal Spending, Public-Sector Jobs Have Buoyed Texas' Economy

    BLS: Texas Has Added Around 100,000 Government Jobs Since Beginning Of Recession. From the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:



    Conservative Media Edit Out Government's Role In Texas Economy | Media Matters for America

    Perry criticizes government while Texas job growth benefits from it - The Washington Post

    LONGVIEW, Tex. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has leapfrogged to the top tier of Republican presidential candidates largely on the strength of one compelling fact: During more than a decade as governor, his state created more than 1 million jobs, while the nation as a whole lost 1.4 million jobs.
    Perry says the “Texas miracle” rests on conservative pillars that he would bring to the White House: minimal regulation and government, low taxes and a determination to limit the reach of Uncle Sam.
    What he does not say is that much of that job growth has come because of government, not in spite of it.
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