What's wrong with this picture? Lies, damned lies, and statistics


Authors: 
Shanker, A.
Category: 
Volume: 
2(1)
Pages: 
34-35
Year: 
1989
Publisher: 
Chance: New Directions for Statistics and Computing
Abstract: 

Over the years I've strongly supported the federal government's role in gathering and circulating educational data because we can't make intelligent decisions without knowing how public education is doing. But getting adequate funding for data collection and research hasn't been easy. The Congress has been suspicious that this Administration, in particular, was more interested in cooking the facts to fit its ideology than in doing objective research, especially on the subject of education spending. This article shows proof that such suspicions are justified.

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