Philly Area School Statistics

Philly Area MapTorture numbers, and they’ll confess to anything. –Gregg Easterbrook
98% of all statistics are made up.  –Unknown
Statistics are like bikinis.  What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. –Aaron Levenstein
Statistics can be made to prove anything – even the truth.– Unknown

In case those quotes were too subtle, let me state it plainly.  I don’t trust statistics in general, especially in the absence of other evaluation criteria.  Now that that is out of the way, I wanted to share a resource that I found.  The Philadelphia Inquirer has a very interesting interactive map of regional school districts and some statistics like starting teacher salaries, total enrollment, percentage of students in “gifted and talented” programs, and more.

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