In this opinion piece, published in The 74, Andy Rotherham and Bonnie O’Keefe examine the gap between availability of school data and its actual usefulness to everyday parents. They make the compelling point that:

“Most parents want to know how their child is doing in school and what they can do to support their child’s future. A comparison to a school halfway across a state matters for policymakers, but less so for parents who don’t intend to relocate or can’t move because of their circumstances. They want to understand their school in the context of their community and the choices available to them.”

Read the full article here at The 74.