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Charts: How People Respond To School Performance Information

image from educationnext.org"When respondents learn how their local schools rank in comparison to the performance of schools elsewhere in the state or in the nation as a whole, they become more supportive of school choice proposals, such as making school vouchers available to all families, expanding charter schools, and giving parents the power to trigger changes in their local school." (from Education Next:  Information Fuels Support for School Reform)

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There's something that's odd about this: how does one calculate the "national ranking" of an individual school? There's no explanation in the Ed Next piece, nor in the basic material I could find on the poll.

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