Wouldn’t it be good for Rhode Islanders to know how our education system is faring prior to next week’s election? Apparently, Democrat Governor Gina Raimondo would prefer that you wait until after for information:
Last year, the Department of Education released its PARCC scores in August. This year, the scores on the new test won’t be released until late November, after the Nov. 6 midterm elections.
Of course, they’ve got the excuse that “the department needs more time to pull together the data” because it’s a new variation of the test, but the intervening election makes the claim suspicious. One wonders how many discouraging facts are in the queue for release after the political contests have been decided.
We can’t have accountability in public education if government times information to affect political outcomes.