Sarah Avery (dr_pretentious) wrote,
Sarah Avery
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Alas, The Pastry Suspension Article Is Not About Pi Day and Superconductors

Finally, one of the studies on sleep deprivation in high school students looked at homeschool students alongside ones in conventional schools. Admittedly, I don't have the science chops to tell a well-designed study from a bad one, but the sample size looks big enough to be worth noticing, "2,612 students, including nearly 500 homeschoolers." Sometime when it's not after midnight, I'll try to find out how self-selecting the homeschoolers in the sample were.

That's the article I went to The Washington Post to find, but I checked out one of their suggestions for other articles of interest to me and...some public school suspended a seven-year-old for nibbling his pop-tart into a shape that resembled a gun. I try to think kind and happy thoughts about public schools, for many reasons, but sometimes it is hard.
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