It’s high time we started tearing down the belief that “grading” schools somehow informs parents or improves education. Not only does it unnecessarily worry parents, it’s unfairly blames teachers, increases segregation in our communities and undermines our public education system as a whole.

Many parents were educated in traditional classrooms. To advocate effectively, we have to educate ourselves so we don’t push for out-dated instruction.

SFUSD leads the way in designing a new school accountability system which moves away from using ONLY test scores to evaluate school performance.