Photos from the Know Your Reading First Offender Series.
Later we will be responding to each of the violation summaries, with details on contexts, perpetrators, and the dissembling response by Spellings' lawyers. Carnine and Lyon are so, so busted:
FINDING 1A – The Department Did Not Select the Expert Review Panel in Compliance With the Requirements of NCLB
FINDING 1B – While Not Required to Screen for Conflicts of Interest, the Screening Process the Department Created Was Not Effective
FINDING 2A – The Department Replaced What the Law Intended to be a Peer Review Process With its Own Process
FINDING 2B – The Department Awarded Grants to States Without Documentation That the Subpanels Approved All Criteria
FINDING 3 – The Department Included Requirements in the Criteria Used by the Expert Review Panels That Were Not Specifically Addressed in NCLB
FINDING 4 – In Implementing the Reading First Program, Department Officials Obscured the Statutory Requirements of the ESEA; Acted in Contravention of the GAO Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government; and Took Actions That Call Into Question Whether They Violated the Prohibitions Included in the DEOA