I highly recommend you read my friend and colleague Bill Jackson’s recent op-ed about the need for reliable publicly-available information on how schools are doing on state tests. Bill is the Founder and CEO of GreatSchools and co-wrote this with Peter Cunningham, a GreatSchools board member who worked in the US Department of Education.

About 30 million parents around the country visited GreatSchools last year to find trusted information on the quality of the schools in their community.  Bill and Peter argue that, while there are obviously other factors to consider when choosing a school, test scores are an important measure that parents want when making this most important decision about the right schools for their children. Read the article and join the discussion!

Guest commentary: Parents have a right to know about the public schools
By Bill Jackson and Peter Cunningham

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