The idea is pretty simple really. If you’re on a campaign to close underused or poor performing schools, you should be able to provide the data that supports your assertion.
I think it’s called “accountability” and “transparency.”
Angela Caputo at Progress Illinois says you won’t find the data coming from the Chicago School System as they continue to shut ’em down.
For months, school reform advocates have confronted Chicago Public Schools officials with a fairly straightforward request: If they’re going to continue to close down schools in the name of progress, they should be able to demonstrate what progress is or isn’t being made.