As education becomes more and more privatized, the more the intellectual property concerns of education services companies become a problem for a publicly accountable system of education. Mark Garrison explores the consequences of the “user agreements” public school teachers must sign before administering Common Core Standards testing – a commitment which poses problems for public assessment of the tests themselves, curricular planning, due process and transparency of democratic government. My cartoon above provides some comic relief — but Mark’s a cranky, funny writer, so don’t stop with me. Worth a read.

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