Appearances are deceiving. Coffee cans look the same now as they did years ago, but now they only hold 11.5 ounces instead of the pound they used to hold. Now, instead of being filled to the top, the coffee levels off at least an inch down from the opening.
Education statistics are deceiving also. Test scores are better but that is because the tests are easier and the scoring is more liberal.
The coffee manufacturers are giving us misleading information about the coffee in our cans and everyone from the Mayor to the President is giving us false information about the quality of education. Let's hear it for big business.