Sunday, January 24, 2010

GOP Logic

South Carolina's Lt. Governor Andre Bauer has discovered an amazing correlation between school lunch programs and test scores:

.."I can show you a bar graph where free and reduced lunch has the worst test scores in the state of South Carolina," adding, "You show me the school that has the highest free and reduced lunch, and I'll show you the worst test scores, folks. It's there, period.
Now the bleeding hearts will probably tell you that poorer areas have higher percentages of students receiving free lunches and that poverty has always correlated closely with poor test scores. But Andre Bauer knows better: it's the free lunches that cause poor test scores... period.

And oh yeah... 58% of South Carolina students receive free of reduced cost lunches. Sadly, this guy's probably a hero in South Carolina for saying this (I speak from personal experience, having lived there on various occasions).

(Hat tip to Stinque commenter al203cr)

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