Saturday, June 12, 2010

OMG! - a graph!

C&L has posted a graph to convey effect of W's policies!
Boehner Lies About Bush Tax Cuts and Deficits
I continue to be baffled by the media's reluctance to present NUMERICAL information in graphical format!
Years of pedagogical experience convince me that ANYONE can correctly interpret a scatterplot & a line graph!
(... well, maybe just almost anyone: it could well be the case that the talking-head pundits don't show graphs because they don't understand 'em!)

[Just for fun: if you've a spare afternoon next fall, visit a 4th- or 5th-grade classroom - the walls will be adorned with VERY GOOD student-drawn graphs!
For what it's worth: doing "statistics" requires only 4th- and 5th-grade skills: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and drawing pictures!]

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