From PHD Comics, an excellent explanation of why the K12 math curriculum should include annual healthy doses of basic statistics.

And it’s simple enough for even those back-to-basics types who believe we can’t possibly teach math concepts until we’ve drilled any possible interest in mathematics right out of the kids.

Actually, any adult claiming to be a “journalist” should be required to display proof they’ve taken a basic stat course.

As an educator, I regularly find myself pounding desks in frustration that I didn’t take a basic statistics course, or push myself to learn that field of mathematics. It’s clear I need it.

Someday I’ll take a summer to learn it. Maybe this one. But maybe not.