February 7, 2004

Bush Glacier slowly grinds rock to powder...

A web site is now up where parents can access the comparative school data mandated by the No Child Left Behind Act. Six states so far, the rest soon.

Power. Knowledge is power. Power to the people...to the parents. Power slipping through the fingers of bureaucrats and unions.

...Using the site's interactive tables, a parent could type in a Virginia ZIP code, for example, to see a list of schools in Arlington County with the Standards of Learning test results from each school. The results are sorted by enrollment, percent of economically disadvantaged students and the percent of students who showed adequate yearly progress in reading and math proficiency. The Web site also displays statistical snapshots of data from each state, including participation rates in the testing on which the results are based...
If a child's school isn't performing adequately, parents will be able, by law, to request another one. This could be big, folks.

Posted by John Weidner at February 7, 2004 6:35 PM
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