Supreme Court Justice Brandeis once wrote a “state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a laboratory; and try novel social and economic experiments.” In theory, states leaders could then see which of these “experiments” are working and learn from the strongest ones. Education systems can be viewed as laboratories, given their dramatic differences across states. But where are the results? How do we know which systems are improving outcomes for children and which ones are not? Too often, objective data on education results across states is scattered and sparse.
That’s where PIE Charts comes in. Whether you want to track how much the rival state pays their teachers, build a state of the state education report, or quickly grab a data point to answer a stakeholder’s question, PIE Charts—a collection of education data from multiple sources for all 50 states, organized in one user-friendly interface—can help. All you have to do is pick your data point (there are over 200) and the states you’d like to compare, giving you the ability to quickly see how your state’s education system stacks up against other’s education laboratories.