In Australia, we typically don’t tell parents the average test score in their neighbourhood primary school. In the US and UK, this information is considered public information, and its annual publication is routine. I had a bit to say about this last year, in one of the first Progressive Essays.
But parts of the US have gone much further with school accountability. I just stumbled upon an Illinois website that lists the salary of every teacher in the state. Want to know what Joanne Smith has been earning over the past six years?