Thursday, June 12, 2003

Bad statistics are contagious 

Now, where have we seen this before?
"I don't doubt that [school superintendent] Jim Sweeney loves children and had dedicated his life's career to improving education," she said. "The school district has done some wonderful things ... but (on state tests) half the students are still below the 50th percentile. That's a problem."
Oh, that's right! The reach of SCSU is amazing, no? The commenters at loved it. [Hat tip: No. 2 Pencil.]