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America’s Best and Worst Metro Areas for School Quality (Guest: Adam Tyner)

January 12, 2022

No two schools are exactly equal, but how can we rank the best, and worst, across the country? Adam Tyner joins the show to lend his helping hand.

In this episode of the School Reform News podcast, Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Adam Tyner, associate director of research at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, to discuss Fordham’s new report, America’s Best and Worst Metro Areas for School Quality. Find out how they quantify their rankings, whether the "best" public schools have the highest achievement, which metros fared well, and which metros fared poorly.

Check out the interactive report here:

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Tim Benson joined The Heartland Institute in September 2015 as a policy analyst in the Government Relations Department. @HeartlandGR