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Thu June 30, 2011
UW to pay Baby Einstein co-founder $175,000, plus data
Ever since a University of Washington study published in a major medical journal in 2007 showed baby videos don't make infants smarter, the creators of the Baby Einstein series have been battling the university in court and in the media.
Baby Einstein co-founder William Clark is announcing on Thursday what he feels is a victory in this battle. The university has agreed to pay him $175,000 and turn over the original data from the study that discredited baby videos. And Clark says the data he has been given appears to have some problems.
But the university and a researcher involved in the project stand by the study and the data and say if Clark wants to discredit the research, he should do his own study or reanalyze the data.
On the Web:
- University of Washington press release and news on its study of Baby Einstein videos.
- Baby Einstein homepage
- Baby Einstein YouTube channel