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Paul Brandon

Mankato, MN
Commenter for
6 years 34 weeks

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Web site to see what policy statements and specific proposals it contained.
It's only content was information about how to donate money to his campaign.
Definitely a position statement.

He's asked McFadden to provide the same sort of specifics that Franken has.
McFadden reacted as though a kid hit him in the groin.

special education/special needs students do they have?

If you double ALL test scores (all students do twice as well)
the gap between the best and worst students will also double.
You'd expect more of a gap in a state with a better educational system.

"$5 for removing the stitches.
$500 for knowing what the hand should look like after the stitches are removed."

"Effective" requires some quantitative measure to be meaningful.
If one system has a score of 20 on some measure and another has a score of 40, the gap is 20.
If you double both measures, so now one school scores 40 and the other 80, then the gap is also doubled to 40.

This of course assumes that the improvement is multiplicative. If it is additive then the gap would not change. But that's maths.

in the railroad industry would be one cost of building Keystone. The oil will be shipped one way or another, it's just a question of how, and of who profits.

Posted on 07/26/14 at 10:42 am in response to Gun deaths top motor-vehicle deaths in a rising number of states

have productive uses.

Posted on 07/24/14 at 03:56 pm in response to Larry Sabato upgrades his rating of McFadden's chances

on the quality of the opposition.

Posted on 07/26/14 at 10:40 am in response to Larry Sabato upgrades his rating of McFadden's chances

doesn't have to hire actors for his ads.