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Does Kindergarten Lead to Higher Crime Rates?

Great explainer from TIME Magazine health writer about how correlation does not equal causation. Her column was inspired by a claim by a New Hampshire state legislator that the state’s mandatory kindergarten led to greater crime rates.

The state legislator’s simplistic use of statistics was pretty easy to refute. But I wonder if journalists should do more of this kind of examination of research claims.

What do you think?


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