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Spinning for Perry: TEA Press Releases on the SAT

September 16, 2011

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You be the judge here: Is this spin or just rushing out a press release? UPDATE: I checked my alternate email over the weekend and had SEVERAL reporters mention the same issue with me–on the day the press release was issued which was before I wrote the blog . They could not believe that the […]

Has Texas Increased Its College-Going Culture?

September 14, 2011

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Today, TEA posted a press release on the TEA homepage (see http://www.tea.state.tx.us/news_release.aspx?id=2147503072). In the release, Commissioner Robert Scott states, “There is clearly an increase in the college-going culture in this state.” Well, that may be true, but the SAT data does not support such a statement. In fact, as shown below, when one compares the […]