Accountability, transparency key to making privatization work for citizens

The key to making privatization work is the accountability produced by a clear, quality contract. Such an agreement allowed Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to cancel a $1.34 billion contract with IBM Corp. to automate the application process for several supplemental government programs, including food stamps and Medicaid. The Associated Press reports that Daniels said the…

NCLB Scoring update

On September 28, 2009 we informed you here and here that there appeared to be problems in the new No Child Left Behind scores for 2009. Official confirmation of the dimensions of the problem were provided during the Kentucky Board of Education meeting on October 8, 2009. I learned a little more during yesterday’s Education…