The Missouri Chamber of Commerce has released its Public Education Evaluation Report – the PEER Report – which provides data on school districts throughout the state. And, it allows districts to compare and contrast their improvements as well as their shortcomings. Chamber President Dan Mehan says there’s a good reason for the business community to be involved in this. He says it’s a quality of life issue. Businesses are more likely to locate in an area in which public schools are considered to be performing well. The information is compiled with the help of the University of Missouri. Complete results of the comparing can be found on the Chamber’s website at