About us

This project is an experiment by the Futures Lab of the Reynolds Journalism Institute. Our aim is to distill the editorial process and content format of fact-checking publications, such as PolitiFact, and demonstrate how other news organizations could replicate these tools.

We're focusing on newsworthy claims, by newsworthy people and organizations, related to education in Missouri. If you've got a claim you would like for us to check out, please pass it along.

Here's breakdown of our rating scale:

True
The claim is correct and error-free.
Mostly True
The claim is correct, but has missing information and needs clarification.
Toss-up
The claim is partially correct, but needs clarification and more context.
Mostly False
The claim is not correct.
False
The claim is not correct and has missing information that needs clarification.