The A-F school accountability rating system is inherently unfair. In spite of the massive spin campaign by our state politicians and TEA employees, when the primary driver of a school’s rating is its poverty level, the system is flawed.

 

Essentially, the system repeatedly produces the following ratings:

 

Wealthy Students + Bad Instruction = An Above Par Rating.

 

Poor Students + Good Instruction = A Below Par Rating.

 

Until there is the political will (don’t hold your breath) to create a system that produces the following result:

 

Wealthy Students + Bad Instruction = A Below Par Rating.

 

The system will always be a cruel game that values and rewards wealthy zip codes over equitable outcomes.

 

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