Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Coffee Cans

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.

5 comments:

JUSTICE not "just us" said...

In my school they have the young teachers proctoring the state exams for their own students!
My skunk of a principal said it would create an inviting atmosphere for the children.

What's to stop desperate young teachers who hunger for tenure from giving them the answers?
NADA!

you know your problem Pissed--you think too much! DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY

humm on second thought it is my problem too! LOL

Pissed Off said...

I not only think too much, I care too much. And from reading your blog, you care too much also.

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Great comparison between coffee cans and ed stats!

Ms. Tsouris said...

A brilliant analogy! The more you obfuscate information, the less the public receives accurate information, so their conclusions are drawn, based upon manipulated information. I have an earthier analogy: I compare the education information given to the public from all present administrations to the formula my son had to have for his first year of life, since he was colicky. It was called Nutragimen, and it was pre digested protein. We are getting predigested data that has been skewed for public consumption.

Jose said...

hahah good analogy. many of the new ideas are really ground and 1/2 brewed ...