By Kyle Olson
One of the most effective ways for government officials to keep secrets is to make it too expensive for the public to discover them. EAGnews frequently submits Open Records requests to school districts, seeking public documents ranging from spending records, teacher evaluations and even e-mails.
Earlier this year, we published a series of stories titled, “Where Your School Dollars Go…” The intent is to give taxpayers a better idea of where their billions of school-related dollars go as the Education Establishment constantly clamors for ever-larger “investments.” We’re planning more stories this time around with at least one in every state. [more...]