- The ‘moneyball’ strategy, which used data to help improve success and cost-efficiency in baseball, should be applied to the US education system to advance locally led efforts to improve outcomes for students and schools.
- Moneyball is valuable to education because it could both provide essential information for improving education and present a bipartisan pathway forward in an increasingly divided political climate.
- This paper offers a number of tenets to guide policy on issues such as measurement, outcomes, and scaling, and a set of recommendations for an appropriate, disciplined federal role in moneyball for education.
At a time when Congress continues to be stuck in partisan battles that have resulted in no renewal of ESEA, a focus on data could provide a route to bipartisan success. Liberals and conservatives both want to make efficient use of funds to help American children reach increased educational achievement.
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