Spending on Schooling
Welcome! You're describing income effects, right; how much income affects schooling outcomes, overall?
I've found, for the U.S. System that aggregate performance is not greatly affected by much of anything; that it takes very large changes in the explanatory variables to yield tiny effects in academic outcomes, or no effect.
Okay, we've got this conversation going. I don't want to dominate the comment/reply. My views are well-represented in the forum essays.
Comment on the Forum topic with or without reading the forum essays. If you have a long comment, consider writing an essay I will consider adding to the forum essay list.
The aim here is to foster continuous conversation on critical subject areas. The aim of this blog forum is get away from blog sites that highlight individual blogs as they are written. Relevance of any given blog post, or combination organized into a forum topic, can exist suddenly, or continuously long after first posted.
Aaron, I appreciate your thoughtful post. It will take a while for this conversation forum to catch on. Be patient for replies, and then comment back. Try to find and sharply define the bases of agreement and disagreement. When we can sharply focus on how we achieve agreement, and the grounds for disagreement - such as heroic assumptions or misleading information - we can make progress. Whenever possible, with the latter, specify how research could settle an issue. That's what we do at conferences, but annual feedback is way too slow. We need to communicate more often and progress faster than we do via conferences and blogs.