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Friday, December 4, 2009

The state of American education.


Somebody at the Fox affiliate of Chicago made this pie chart, and somebody else decided to put it on the air. I assume that both of these people have college educations, and there may have been more than two people who could have vetoed it.

There are a lot of people in this country who don't have jobs, and I hope both of the creator of this pie chart and the person who gave it the green light are among them, the sooner the better.


On the other hand, some other American made this pie chart and put it up on Graph Jam, one of the affiliate websites to I Can Has Cheezburger?

For ease of reading and correct content, this gets the Matty Boy Seal of Approval.
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3 comments:

Zoey and Me said...

Top chart, because it doesn't add up to 100? I thought it was a chart that showed each persons reaction to the name . . . each percentage is a percentage of 100. No? At first I couldn't figure it out but that's what I suspect they are trying to prove. Oh well, it's faux news what can we expect?

Matty Boy said...

Yes, pie charts should always add up to 100%. For something where people are allowed to express more than one opinion or there are choices not included, both things true about this particular question, bar charts make much more sense.

BTW, it's a local Fox affiliate, not the cable outfit. They do enough stupid things on their own without blaming them for stuff somebody else did.

¡Karlacita! said...

Opinion Dynamics. What a fucking great name for a tool for total idiots! It's not just an opinion, it's a dynamic opinion, full of mathy goodness and also some more mathy, um, stuff.