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BATON ROUGE–CEO of the Pelican Institute, Daniel Erspamer, released the following statement after the Department of Education released their K-12 school ratings. The release comes just days after BESE rejected a proposal that would’ve made the ratings more transparent:

“When Louisiana’s accountability system isn’t transparent, and BESE refuses to fix it, the public is left wondering what school ratings actually mean and whether student achievement is really increasing. It cannot be a dog and pony show. Accountability only works if the information is reported honestly and it results in better schools for kids.”