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How school ratings impact our communities - with Tom Brown

How school ratings impact our communities - with Tom Brown

Schools are one of the most important aspects of a city and greatly impact its economic development efforts. The problem is, simply put, school ratings are biased. Most school ratings focus on test scores which data shows are driven by parents income not the quality of the school. When school ratings are not truly rating the school's performance it can have serious impacts on a community. It perpetuates sprawl, robs parents of time with their children, robs children of valuable diversity experiences, impacts real estate prices, tax revenues and can undercut a city's entire economic development efforts. In today's episode we're joined by Tom Brown, founder of School Sparrow, to discuss just that.

Duration: 42 min

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