Childstat: A Half-Step
March 27th, 2006

The city announced last week that its Administration for Children’s Services would analyse computer data to make it more effective, just as the Police Department has with Compstat, the Parks Department has with Parkstat, and the City Council is planning with Councilstat. But the New York Post says that the city’s Childstat program will not succeed unless it uses the data it collects to hold people accountable for their shortcomings.

“The NYPD program is not just about monitoring crime levels. It’s about holding cops – and brass – responsible when it spikes,” it writes in an editorial today. “But at ACS, staffers see Mattingly defended, even applauded, by the mayor – despite one dead child after another.

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