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“Lake Woebegone,” Twenty Years Later


  • John Jacob Cannell, M.D.



Twenty years ago, John Cannell developed data on test scores that became known as the “Lake Woebegone effect.” This commentary describes that experience.

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  • John Jacob Cannell, M.D., 2006. "“Lake Woebegone,” Twenty Years Later," Nonpartisan Education Review, Nonpartisan Education Review, vol. 2(1), pages 1-14.
  • Handle: RePEc:teg:journl:v:2:y:2006:i:1:p:1-14

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    1. Eitle, David & Gunkel, Steven & Van Gundy, Karen, 2004. "Cumulative exposure to stressful life events and male gang membership," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 32(2), pages 95-111.
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