Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Major Education Dept reading program sent out for evaluative review – to the company that developed it

[WP] The government contractor that set up a billion-dollar-a-year federal reading program for the Education Department and failed, according to the department's inspector general, to keep it free of conflicts of interest is one of the companies now evaluating the program. . .

More on “Reading First”: http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-09-22-reading-audit_x.htm



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Last fiscal year higher education received $87 billion in Federal funds, and it is another self-regulated industry.

Overseen by accrediting guilds that have been around for one hundred years, they determine the eligibility of their member institutions for federal funds.

The US DOE is trying to change this set-up into more of a consumer protection commission.

Right now, the foxes are in charge of the hen house: the accrediting guilds determine the standards that their members will meet, which they themselves will enforce. Maybe.