Re-post from a Jason Stanford of The Texas Observer.
If you haven't figured out yet that education "reform" with its Standards and Testing mania is BIG BUSINESS check this out. Pearson Publishing (and all it's subsidiaries and holdings) are reportedly having a difficult time lately (see follow up article). The new Common Core testing, textbook and resource contracts are crucial to its continued $$$$ success. This story tells what happens when someone makes a serious challenge to the efficacy of claims that standardized testing us the end all and be all of education reform.