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Did the Secretary of Education break the law when he funded the tests that will soon assess the Common Core State Standards? Ravitch believes he did: “What is tested is what gets taught.” Citing U.S. Code § 1232a - Prohibition against Federal control of education, she says, “No agent of the U.S. government may do anything to direct, control, or supervise curriculum and instruction.” Hear more of John Merrow’s interview with Diane Ravitch here.
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