Study: TV doesn’t lower test scores

The New York Times reports that a recent study by two economists from the University of Chicago argues that at least in terms of its effect on test scores, television doesn’t cause harm. The study utilized a trove of data from the 1960s, in which the test scores from 300,000 students were collected because of a survey conducted under the Civil Rights act. This data was correlated to the release of television. Television was adopted in stages across the nation, so pre- and post-television test scores were available for comparison… (Note: This site requires free registration)

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