[Susan notes: As this letter points out, the distance between policy and profit is gone. With our education programs, the two are inseparable.]
To the editor
Why are Microsoft, Verizon, Sprint and Apple so eager to donate three quarters of a billion dollars to increase school access to the internet ( Obama Announces Pledges of $750 Million for Student Technology, Feb. 4)? Could it be related to the fact that the Common Core requires online testing, a move that will result in unprecedented profits for these companies?
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