Taking the Measure of a New Metric
Remember the parable about blind men describing an elephant? Each touched a different part of the elephant, so they came to different conclusions about what it looked like. But what if there were more people involved – and they had to compare notes?
It’s Not Just a Few Rotten Apples
Imagine for a moment that leaders of a group called the Association of Really Good Police Departments wrote a column proclaiming their sympathy for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and even used their rhetoric, beginning the column with “Say his name. George
L.A.’s Vulnerable Kids Caught in the Middle as the “Elephants” of Analytics Fight
“When elephants fight,” the proverb goes, “the grass gets hurt.”
As Los Angeles deals with the aftermath of another child abuse tragedy, the death of Yonatan Aguilar, the debate over how to fix the system is devolving into a fight between two of the field’s “elephants.”