In an Investors Business Daily op ed, the president of the Education Consumers Foundation maintains that Americans are largely kept in the dark about the performance of their local schools. Without a convenient and understandable scoreboard, there is little public engagement, recognition for success, or accountability for failure. Communities cannot address problems that they cannot see in their own back yards.
Consumer-friendly online charts can correct this longstanding impediment to better schools.
Writing in the June 7 issue of Investors Business Daily, the president of the Education Consumers Foundation highlights the fact that Americans are largely in the dark regarding school quality, and offers suggestions they can take to become better informed and improve their local schools. Readers can learn more about this issue with the foundation’s Reversing American Decline resources and learn about reading proficiency rates in schools across the country using the foundation’s charts.