Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tired of Non-Profits

While, no, the Common Core won't turn your children gay, the Florida tests will be written by a non-profit that supports LGBT Youth. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it is a kind of weird juxtaposition. I'd rather see them drop test development than the LGBT work.

The broader question here though is, why is our massive testing industry "non-profit?"

The reason this somewhat farcical accusation about the Common Core's gay agenda came up in the first place is that AIR is a business and a social service charity jammed together. The College Board is of course a non-profit. ACT is non-profit. Measured Progress (i.e., the NECAP people) is non-profit. They're a "small" player at this point, pulling in over $100 million a year (in 2012).

These are businesses. They should be run as businesses and taxed as businesses. Pretending they're some kind of public spirited charities is pointless.

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