Tag Archives: research methods

Conservative Maine group accidentally shows success of pre-LePage health care policy

The Maine Heritage Policy Center, a conservative advocacy group, put out a paper today arguing that Maine shouldn’t expand Medicaid under Obamacare. One of its core arguments is: Maine’s uninsured rate is nearly the same as it was in 1999, while government-run health care enrollment has more than doubled in the same time period, from […]

Why did LePage say Mainers take a special college entrance test?

Along with saying that people outside of Maine look down on Maine students, Governor LePage offered, what he said, was evidence. “If you go to William & Mary, apply to William & Mary, before they’ll look at your application, if you’re from a Maine school, you have to take a placement exam to see if […]

Flawed research: Rockport’s boys-only math classroom

Last November, the Bangor Daily News published an article about Rockport trying out a boys-only classroom for math. Because this article did not point out the very basic research flaws in Rockport’s effort, I wrote a critique. Once again, the Bangor Daily News has an article about this which doesn’t address the flawed research design.  I […]