Intrigued, we asked the Department of Education about Scott’s request.
Is this something the agency is just studying? When will the first rankings be released? What’s the methodology? Will the rankings factor into school bonuses or teacher merit pay?
Unfortunately, the agency declined to answer any of those questions. Spokesman Cheryl Etters sent along this statement:
“We have been working on various ways to approach the Governor’s request,” Etters wrote. “Nothing is final yet, but we should have something more concrete in a few weeks.”