honestly i wrote the below in response to a response to Young Americans Don’t Know Their U.S. History . by anniegirl – et al. i thought it deserved its own discussion – what do you think?
can we really rely on the web to be an accurate source for research? another topic for another blog post! (My daughter doesn’t-and in fact doesn’t trust the news media any more, either – there’s a lot of disinformation out there and it’s scary! – that’s why I ask!) I would be very interested in hearing from any news media contributors, historical writers, etc. – where do YOU get your research?
(I also happen to question statistics, sometimes, because they are biased — i recently wondered about this one: if 40,000 businesses per month close their doors due to bankruptcy, how many would be left in 12 months??? how many new ones open up? how many were there to start? how many closed due to other reasons? etc.) Anyone?