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Monday, February 18, 2008

Quote of the Day - Al Franken

"When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both."

Full Disclosure: In the 1980 election, when Al Franken was on Saturday Night Live, I had an "AL FRANKEN FOR PRESIDENT" shirt that about a dozen of us wore as a result of Al stating on SNL that we should vote for him. Flash forward 20+ years, I think he is an idiot who should stick with comedy and stay away from politics. It's not because he's a democrat, it's because he refuses to accept any opinion other than his own. He's played out.

Now on to the quote: This is the Al Franken I enjoy. His quote is funny, clever, and spiced with a bit of valuable truth.

Oh, it fits education perfectly too. It is almost always the case in educational theories that we take statistics to prove whatever predisposition we choose to support. The only reason I want to hear what the latest research indicates is to identify how education "professionals" will use stats to prove their points rather than form their opinions based on the stats.

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