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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000402.txt from 2000/04

From: George Kidder <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Music Education = Academic Achievement (was Student
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 09:54:12 -0400

But since it is highly unlikely that NCAA would fund such a thing, your
logic would prevent the collection of ANY data to support or disprove the
hypothesis, leaving you free to believe anything you want. Is this your goal?

Like bad breath, bad data is better than no data at all. Both should be

I can easily understand and even forgive MENC for posting data on their web
site which supports their position, and not posting data to the contrary.
But are you suggesting that MENC deliberately fudged the data? I would be
very chary about making such a potentially libelous statement in public
(here) without good data to back up your case.

At 12:02 AM 04/10/2000 -0700, you wrote: (Re: data on correlations between
music and math/science)
>MENC has a vested interest, not my idea of really impartial collectors of
>Numerous studies have shown that numerous studies show exactly what the
funding organization want them to.
>What we need is a study from the NCAA, for instance, showing that music
students have increased academic performance relative to athletes. I might
believe _that_ one.
>Bruce Hunter
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