"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Math Lessons for Compromisers

Many in debates, especially the education debate, call for honoring "both sides" of issues and seeking compromise. For those let me offer some basic math lessons:

The Compromise Formula:

Truth + Lie = Lie

The "Fair and Balanced" Formula:

Both Sides - Lie = Truth

Now, Compromisers, please study because there will be a test every day from now on.


  1. This is brilliant in its simplicity.

  2. As my major adviser, the late great Richard N. Current would say, "figures don't lie but liars can figure."

  3. Logic in its most simplistic form.