Friday, June 10, 2005

Lies, danged lies and statistics.

This will be either enlightening or maddening.

How Schools Cheat
From underreporting violence to inflating graduation rates to fudging testscores, educators are lying to the American public.
Lisa Snell

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The amount of information about schools presented to the general public is at an all-time high, but the information isn’t always useful or accurate.

So we're discovering.

3 comments:

Spunky said...

Kay I gave you a shout out today on my blog. I'm glad your blogging! Your a great advocate for homeschooling and people need to read what you write. I'm going to add you to my blog roll and encourage others to as well.

As a tip, consider installing trackback. It gives others a way to let you know we're talking about you and what you're talking about. Haloscan is a popular one.

Spunky

Spunky said...

And one more thing, you might consider starting a blog at Homeschoolblogger.com It's a blog portal of all homeschool bloggers. I gave you a shout out there as well. You can read it at

http://homeschoolblogger.com/spunkyhomeschool/

Can you tell I want your blog out there???

Spunky

Nanette said...

Here a bit from a recent artice in the Charlotte Observer

"Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools has serious flaws in school discipline policy that officials must fix -- quickly. An Observer investigation shows -- and system administrators now admit -- more violent and threatening behavior occurs in CMS schools than officials report. In fact, the number of violent and threatening offenses reported to police last year was nearly double what CMS disclosed in state reports"

More at
http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/editorial/11818782.htm

It is indeed all over the place. My children will be safe at home!