“Anecdata” is a relatively new term. It doesn’t have a formal definition yet, but it is a word for the erroneous treatment of anecdotal evidence as hard fact.
It seems some voucher advocates are big fans of anecdata, particularly a columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune named James Varney. He is an unapologetic shill for the “school choice” syndicate, singing the praises of Louisiana’s “Scholarship Program” in his work. Read more