Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Maryland Public Information Act Request

During my campaign, I vowed to be open and transparent as a Board member. With that in mind and in attempt to squelch some of the rumors, yes I did file a Maryland Public Information Request for the AP scores broken down by school and subject. To view a copy of what I filed, click HERE.

I filed this request because I truely believe that as a Board member, I am suppose to be making data-driven decisions about our system and I don't see how it is possible without the data. How can we as a Board correct any deficiencies or redirect staff and resources if we don't have ample data to analyze?

In addition, I believe this information should be available to the public because it is a PUBLIC school system. You are the citizens of this county and as citizens you pay for the schools and staff and we ALL (Board members & staff) are accountable to YOU!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Excellent!

You've got my vote the next time you are up for re-election!

Jennifer said...

I haven't heard a peep but evidently the Washington Post has http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/06/AR2007110600019.html

Anonymous said...

Redacted?

They publish the results of individual students by name, but yet,
if there are "too few" taking the test, State law, Federal law, Richmond's law requires redaction.

What a bunch of BS

Anonymous said...

The newspaper "Independent" couldn't get any more biased toward the CCPS.

It's obvious that they don't want to release the scores, as they'll hang their heads in shame over them.

If they were so good, they'd have everybody's first and last names, rank, and serial number in the paper, along with their second kissing cousin, last removed.