Schools chief: Reform without repair to data system not possible
Feb. 7, 2013
In an Arizona Republic news story, state Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal told the House Education Committee that the state’s student data system is outdated and jeopardizes efforts to reform schools.
“We have a lot of reforms out there in place, but none of them will work well unless the technology works well in the department,” he said.
At a Jan. 10 panel on the topic, hosted by Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Huppenthal called for $35 million in state funding to repair the weak and vulnerable data system and bring it up to date.Read: Schools chief Huppenthal: Reform hinges on computer-system overhaul
Read the Morrison Institute report: Good Data, Bad Data, No Data: A Critical Challenge Facing Arizona's Public Schools