I have many essays and reports that I wrote over the years on various issues. I decided to post selected examples because they are often still relevant and I can refer people to them here.
Issues I Have Written About
- Police Brutality
- Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, and similar events in other places may highlight lead poisoning as one source of police brutality
- Lead Poisoning Research
- Links to research demonstrating the role of lead poisoning in crime, schizophrenia, and I.Q. loss.
- Lead Poisoning and History
- A short compilation of lead poisoning affecting history.
- Lead Poisoning and Failing Schools
- A 70-page summary of research on lead poisoning and failing schools. Published in 2001 it is out of date but may still be valuable.
- Wringing The Bell Curve
- An analysis of why two different numbers may not be actually different.
- Regression Towards The Mean
- An explanation of a common statistical scam due to normal variation.
- Martin's Paradox
- It is a mathematical certainty that the better your educational system the more your students will score below average.
- Martin's Comparadox
- The shape of the test score distribution is more important than the scores in judging a good school.
- The New Paradigm of Public Education (pdf)
- An unpublished book I wrote summarizing widespread consensus on school reform.
- NAEP Test Scores Fraud (pdf)
- An analysis I wrote showing one simple statistic explains nearly all of the test score variations between states.
- Stop Teaching! (pdf)
- An unpublished book I wrote emphasizing the research showing that: “Good teachers never teach anything. What they do is create the conditions under which learning takes place.”
- Waiting for Superfraud
- An essay I wrote in 2010 that received national attention. The essay explains the fraud perpetrated by billionaires to discredit public education .
- The Fantastic Electric History Machine
- A recent summary of what I discovered about ancient history as an undergraduate.
- Understanding Economics
- An extended explanation of why basketball player salaries cannot affect ticket prices (previously posted elsewhere on the internet)