Seeking sunshine in Wisconsin

I wrote an op-ed on the lack of disclosure on Wisconsin school district websites that was published today by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. I drafted the essay on behalf of Sunshine Review, a pro-transparency group.

My lede:

When it comes to transparency, Wisconsin school districts are like the kids who spent all night playing video games and the next morning pray that their teachers won’t call on them in class. They are falling behind, offering few of the answers that parents and taxpayers deserve.

Wisconsin’s 442 school districts have earned an overall grade of D on disclosure, according to an analysis conducted by Sunshine Review. The analysis tests the information publicly available on district websites against a 10-point transparency checklist in areas ranging from budgets to criminal background checks on employees.

Read the whole shebang.