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Idaho Schools To Get Hotel Ratings?

Idaho’s public schools will be rated much like hotels and passenger vehicles if a plan to exempt the state from federal No Child Left Behind benchmarks is approved. The Idaho State Department of Education released Tuesday a draft plan to evaluate schools on a five-star basis, and tie new pay incentives for employees to each school’s rating. The new plan is one requirement of the state’s application for a waiver of NCLB requirements, due to the federal government by Feb. 21. Why Five Stars? State education officials say the five-star system is easily understandable and used across multiple venues to provide product and service ratings/Twin Falls Times-News. More here.

Question: Should Idaho schools be rated like hotels?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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