Sunday, March 22, 2009

NY Post Scores a 1 in Math

Pop quiz: What is wrong with this chart from the Post showing that the number of teachers who 'misbehave' has risen over the last year?

Extra credit: What is the actual percentage of the total population of teachers who had charges substantiated against them? Hint: there are 80,000 teachers in NYC public schools.

UPDATE: The Post has fixed their error after I made a comment on their 'blog' page. There has been no retraction of the slur that almost 3000 teachers had substantiated charges of wrongdoing against them.

2 comments:

Pogue said...

Yep, the New York newspapers are stumbling all over themselves in an effort to protect the elite. Racist cartoons, pro-Klein Bloomberg editorials, and clueless Kristoff. It's unfair and I'm sure it hurts their sales. It's too bad. People were really looking for a change. Newspapers could have been part of it, but instead, are stuck in the their "wealthy" agendas. Expect "on-line only" editions soon.

JUSTICE not "just us" said...

The Post has attacked teachers none stop. Bashing tenured teachers is their favorite past time. So glad you embarass(not hard to do) them and show them to be what they are--ignorant assholes
who should go back to school!