NCTQ is funded by corporate money for corporate reasons and run by corporate acolytes. NCTQ is a corporate education advocacy think thank fronting as a legitimate research firm. But this kind of deception is in the NCTQ's DNA, which goes back to the early Bush days when it was formed with some those same discretionary millions that formed the phony teacher credentialing outfit, ABCTE, which was a partner of NCTQ for several years. See Source Watch for more sordid details.
Just to give you an idea of who NCTQ pals around with, here are just a few of the more notable Notables on the Board of Advisors: