Thursday, June 04, 2009

Flunk reading, do not go directly to jail.

Apparently some politicos are fond of spouting a factoid (please note correct usage, book reviewers everywhere) that links third-grade reading scores to the formulas states use to estimate their future requirements for prison beds. Not so.

No word yet whether or not Baby Einstein foretells a playdate with Old Sparky.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it's bandied about a lot. I wonder where it started . . . there seems to be a kernel of truth, though.
http://tryingtofollow.com/2006/04/10/failing-reading-scores-prison-cells/