A comment from a reader in Florida:

“I went to an Orange County Florida school board meeting and afterwards told a couple members “I am the world expert on the VAM -potentially” I smiled. They had not even looked at the equation. No one in that room or probably in the administrative building for 180,000 students had even looked at this. What had they almost passed the last meeting? Flunking, then firing all the new teachers in a high poverty school. I told the school lawyer.The attitude? They may care but they have been hoodwinked. They have all bought into voodoo school management. Who would ever want to say about the VAM: “My boss is an algorithm.”