Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More SIF fun

Apparently the Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA) really doesn't like the School Information Finder. The association wrote a letter. The topic was also up for discussion at a recent series of regional OPSBA meetings. The flavour of its hatred? Some member boards in the association wants the site taken down, period.
This as media (and no doubt the blogosphere) continue to either a) wonder what all the fuss is about, really. Or, b) lambaste Minister Kathleen Wynne for taking away the "school bag" feature that allowed for comparison of schools.
I'd be curious to see what sort of traffic the SIF generates. We already know the site was down shortly after it was first launched, reported at the time as due to the volume of traffic. That would make for an interesting Freedom of Information request for someone with some time and the requisite $5.