- Before delivering this essay to Mr. McQuillan, asking him to comment, I sent him an email
in an attempt to better understand the process he used to get states with low per capita
income to positively correlate with high EFI scores. "What am I missing?," I inquired. Here
is his reply: "What you are missing is a basic understanding of linear multiple regression
analysis. I suggest that you take a course in it at your local university or discuss it with a
professor at a university. Or, if you feel bold enough, read a textbook on it.
Unfortunately, I don't have the time to teach you the basics but it is worth knowing if you
plan to do economic research." Perhaps he has a point.
- Mr. McQuillan has yet to respond to the essay.
- In all fairness, and much to my chagrin, Mr. Frank has also not responded.
- On March 9th, 2005, The Wall Street Journal reported that the Republican-dominated
Kansas legislature, in defiance of the Kansas Supreme Court which set an April 12th
deadline for a plan to boost eduction funding, voted down an amendment which
proposed a moderate increase in funding for poor students. They apparently intend on
working hard to keep their #1 position on the EFI.