Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Glass is Half Full or Half Empty? -or- Where is Mr. Wizard When We Need Him?

We went out for breakfast this morning. I paused before entering the restaurant to glance at the headlines on the metro papers. They seem to conflict.

The Minneapolis Tribune's headline read: "Students Science Test Scores Take Big Jump" http://www.startribune.com/local/51265072.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUX

The headline of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reads: "Minnesota Students Fall Short in Science".

The headlines of the online versions of these papers are worded differently than the first edition hard copy. Both papers have stories about scores being higher and meeting the benchmark, but still in the 46% range and in need of improvement.

Remember Mr. Wizard from the early days of television? We might need him.

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