"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Monday, April 18, 2011

Disclosures, Anyone??

The NY Daily News ran a pro-NCLB piece written by Sandy Kress, but they neglected a good deal of relevant information. Nowhere does the DN mention that Kress is a lobbyist for Pearson (a beneficiary of NCLB), Teach for America, or Wireless Generation (among others). See the clip below (via OpenSecrets.org), or this list of companies Kress lobbies for in TX:

Likewise, today's Eduwonk post links to an article about the recent reforms in IL, but forgets to mention that his consulting firm, Bellwether Education Partners, lists Stand for Children and Advance Illinois as clients. SFC is specifically mentioned in the piece he links to; AI is not, but they clearly played an important role.

[Side note: Kress' lobbying partner, Beth Ann Bryan, might be a familiar name if you followed the "Reading First" debacle.]

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