By Eric (Big “E”) Mihelbergel: Eric Mihelbergel resides outside of Buffalo, NY with his wife and two daughters. His education advocacy, which started in his hometown of Tonawanda, has spread across the entire state of New York. Mihelbergel is a founding member of the groups New York State Allies for Public Education and Western New Yorkers for Public Education. He is an active member of the Opt Out movement and administers the Facebook page NYS Refuse the Tests. Along with Leonie Haimson from New York City, Eric and I will be presenting at this upcoming forum in November.
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One of the great flaws of human nature is that our ego makes us suddenly believe that things magically become more important if we measure them. Data does not exist naturally in the universe. It is a human invention, and thus it is based on human assumptions. Data itself has no power. But all too often humans allow data to tell lies. Continue reading