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A Think Twice Review of:

Report Card on American Education: Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress, and Reform (18th edition)

Think Twice - May 09, 2013

Publisher/Think Tank - American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Author(s) -

The 18th edition of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Report Card draws on ratings from market-orientated advocacy groups to grade states in areas such as allowances for charter schools, availability of vouchers, and permissiveness for homeschoolers.

Reviewer(s) - Christopher Lubienski, University of Illinois T. Jameson Brewer, University of Illinois

This review finds that ALEC’s grades reflect an explicit ideological agenda absent any evidence of the effectiveness of promoted policies. This report provides little or no usefulness to policymakers.