That “tired statistic” harms education

To begin, let me make it clear: I was not present when Superintendent Brad Smith presented his speech to the Utah Taxpayers Association Conference on May 28. I do not know the context nor the entirety of the speech. I have spoken to those who were present and found the speech far less offensive than some. My purpose for writing is to respond to two phrases reported by the press and in numerous commentaries. I think both phrases deserve careful examination. Comment #1: Tired statistics may well be true Reports…