#dayofdata, have you never heard of the book, How To Lie With Statistics? Now, 40% truthier! Seriously, how does data measure excellence or mastery in dance, music, art, literature, choir, photography, anthropology, history, or translation/language study? Unless you’re prepared to write off these fields of endeavor because they can’t be quantified. In which case, your hammer is looking to turn everything into a nail.
Duncan, Rhee starring at our-hearts-belong-to-data summit
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and school reformer extraordinaire Michelle Rhee are starring at the National Data Summit that starts on Wednesday in Washington D.C., and why shouldn’t they?