Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Stats, Poverty, and Not So Smartness

Interesting discussion for lay people and those who haven't taken stats for a while about the statistics behind a recent study about the relationship between poverty and memory capacity.

How can we talk about this better and make "information" like this less destructive to poor kids (who are always affected in concrete ways by expectations created by reports about their (in)ability to learn by those who are supposed to teach them)?

Betting on the poor boy: Whorf strikes back

via Boing Boing

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