Why using data on children for political ends is wrong

Paul Speller has hit out at the use of data and league tables in connection with school children.

As well as the limited value of data based on narrow metrics, he condemns attempts by some politicians to seek a school-by-school breakdown of figures in the Isle of Man, with the stark warning to parents that it could lead to their children being identified.

He argues in the Manx Independent: ‘The walls of a classroom will tell you much more about what the children are doing than a league table.’

You can read the full article here.

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Author: Paul Speller

Writer, journalist, husband, dad.

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