Thursday, December 23, 2021

Transparency Legislation Vetoed in PA

 If you think it's obvious that the public should know what is being taught in the public schools, think again if you live in Pennsylvania.

The argument that transparency would be burdensome is ridiculous. So too is the view that the legislation is not needed because parents can already request such information from individual schools. Most parents will not do so unless they sense that there might be a problem. Why not provide the basic information upfront so they can decide if additional questions are appropriate?

I think we know the answer to that.

An HR professional once told me that he didn't want an easy-to-understand complaint process because it might result in the employees filing more complaints. He didn't want a credible and substantive complaint system. He wanted a superficial one.

There's a similar game being played in Pennsylvania.

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