Re: “Our View: School rankings measure more than achievement” (May 10):

School rankings can also be thought of as a measure of administration success, or, crudely: Which systems delivered the best results per dollar spent per student?

Your paper would be providing a meaningful service by presenting this data. Academics do not like such accountability measurements because theirs is a personal business (yes, it is a business, and a big one), and I can agree to a degree. However, as towns and cities statewide struggle with annual budgets, knowing what you are being asked to pay for aids informed decision-making.

The issues about the low number of poor children attending higher-ranking schools is unfortunately not new, not surprising nor limited to Maine.

Charlie Galloway

Kennebunk


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