Friday, August 30, 2013

Leander ISD Second Fastest Growing District? Not So Fast...

Regarding the recent budget and tax rate debate, reader has pointed out a slight discrepancy in the claim that Leander Independent School District is among the fastest growing in the nation. 

According to her research, Denver Public schools added 2,261 students from 2011-12 to 2012-13, while LISD added 970.  Secondly, Frisco ISD claimed around 3,000 per year last November.  Northside ISD claims it is growing at 2,000 to 3,000 per year.  And Biz Journal's list of the top 15 "Fastest Growing School Districts" doesn't even mention Leander ISD. 

My reader also points out that while the alleged source for the "second fastest growing district" talking point is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a site-wide search for "Leander" "LISD," or "Leander Schools" on the Foundation Website yields nothing. 

Hmmmm.  Perhaps there is a reasonable explanation for this mystery, or perhaps they are counting on the fact that so many Americans today are intellectually on par with Allison Benedikt

Truth or Propaganda?

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