Correlation Does Not Equal Causation

by Jason Fertig

According to a recent article in USA Today, “students who work more than 15 hours a week in high school show lower rates of college completion.”

So does that mean that high-school students should not work? USA Today seems to think so because it titled the article: “High-Schoolers Who Work Less Likely to Finish College.”

I bet the people involved with this article took quite a few stats classes in college.

Regarding the topic itself, it takes quite a few hops, skips, and jumps to connect working in high school to an event that occurs four to six years later. I bet we can find a similar dropout rate for students whose favorite ice cream flavor is strawberry. Actually, that sounds like a neat study. Where can I get a grant for it?

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