Sunday, December 21, 2008

irony alert

So here I am reading the newest issue of Educational Leadership - pretty standard fare for a rainy/snowy Sunday morning. This issue focuses on the (non/mis)use of data. Please turn to page 20 and read the first sentence of the first full paragraph.
I'll wait for those of you who need to get a subscription first.
It reads "Research has emphasized that data disaggregation is essential to effective data use (Johnson, 2002; Lachat&Williams, 2003)."

So (and I hate to have to be the one to point this out), it took 2 studies to show that data needs to be diaaggregated for it to make sense. Are you hearing me? Two NON-DISAGGREGATED studies provided the data showing the need for disaggregation! Why aren't people up in arms about this? My thumbs hurt. I should only become indignant near a full-sized keyboard.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Just a punchline

I thought of a punchline today but have no joke to go with it. It obviously has to do with a south American military group

The Brazilian WACs.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Having moved past milestones

I now return to the mundane task of jotting down those witticisms that appears when the muse descends.

I was planning on making a nice picture for the first but I have abandoned it. The moment is gone.

Horton hears a hubris
Horton hears a hoover

In case of vodka bring glass
In case of dios bring cash