Outer Slobovia? Suburban Port-au-Prince? Newark? Detroit?
The Charleston County School Superintendent is patting herself on the back for hiring another of the EDUBLOB to facilitate "goals" and "satisfaction" surveys for the district, at the rate of about $80,000 per year of OPM* for the next three years. The Studer Group facilitated a survey. For $80,000 it used its canned computer programs to run responses to its prewritten one-size-fits-all surveys. Then it announced that the satisfaction index in CCSD is greater than four other similar districts which must remain nameless, that is, nebulous. See above.
Superintendent McGinley blames some principals for not giving parents proper access to satisfaction surveys.
Wait a minute. Why would principals be responsible when Studer is paid the $80,000?
And why should anyone consider the results valid when fewer than 15 percent of parents responded to the survey?
* Other People's Money