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Today's Newsletter: The Best in Edtech Weekend Reading—Data Disasters

It was Mark Twain who popularized the quip, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
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It was Mark Twain who popularized the quip, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics." Unfortunately, it seems that the sentiment remains true to this day. The Tech&Learning newsfeed pulled several examples just this weekend. In Springfield, MA, local authorities struggle to find pre-schoolers due to inaccurate and missing data. Meanwhile, in the state of Nevada, there are apparently only 55"ineffective" teachers out of the 20,785 rated under the Nevada Educator Performance Framework last year. And none of them worked at what the state considers the most underperforming schools. And in Arizona, the state schools superintendent Diane Douglas wrestles with reporters over access to numbers that show how much taxpayer money private and religious schools receive through Arizona's school-voucher program. —Kevin Hogan, Content Director

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