School Shootings: Why Fake Numbers Matter

By -- NoFrakkingConsensus—— Bio and Archives--September 12, 2018

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SPOTLIGHT: Error-ridden data fuels bad decisions, wastes money, and scares kids.

BIG PICTURE: In April, a US Department of Education report told the world there had been 235 school shootings in America during the 2015-2106 school year. In August, National Public Radio (NPR) dropped a bombshell. Its own independent investigation had confirmed only 11 such cases.

That’s quite a discrepancy. In the words of NPR radio host David Greene “mistakes happen, but this is – these are important mistakes.” Indeed.—More….



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