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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