GreatSchools Ranking of Schools Flawed and Misleading

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GreatSchools, a San Francisco non-profit organization, recently ranked cities according to school performance and city affordability. According to GreatSchools the rankings were done to assist parents who might be looking for a new city for their kids’ education.  Among cities with more than 300,000 people Pittsburgh ranked seventh.  As usual, a more in-depth look at the city school rankings shows Pittsburgh’s high ranking reflects deep flaws in the GreatSchools methodology.

 

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