MIKE KLEINEditor, Georgia Public Policy Foundation
By Mike Klein
This week a new report that contains almost six thousand lines of data tried to explain which Georgia schools and districts are the best and worst. One improvement in the new formula gives increased emphasis to progress, that is, Jack and Jill marched up the hill even if they did not reach the pail of water. Trying and improving counts, too.
But it is also fair to ask, does the new College and Career Ready Performance Index
(CCRPI) treat alternative schools fairly? Should alternative learning outside traditional models be evaluated the same or differently? When a highly regarded alternative learning academy posts an abysmally low score, is that a reason to…