Agent's school ranking system raises community's ire

A Canadian real estate agent doesn’t just post standardized test scores of local schools on her website — she’s come up with her own system for ranking them that penalizes schools that she’s determined have lower household income and parental education levels, or a higher prevalence of single-parent households and English-as-a-second language (ESL) students.

Susi Kostyniuk, a Mississauga-based agent who’s branded herself the community’s “#1 schools advisor,” has rankled school administrators, teachers, students and their parents, who question the accuracy of her methods, The Globe and Mail (Toronto) reports.

School district lawyers “are discussing how they can persuade her to cease and desist publishing her ranking system,” the paper said. Source: