Monday, November 02, 2009

Conflicts of Interest in education and publishing

Conflict of Interest Arises in Push for Common Standards:

The Literacy Research Association sent a letter Oct. 21 to the groups overseeing the development of common standards that, among other points, expresses concern that many of the authors are “representatives of multiple commercial entities that stand to profit enormously from selling curricula, instructional materials, assessments, and consultancies as the standards are rolled out.” Such connections should be “explicitly revealed and addressed,” says the letter from the group, formerly called the National Reading Conference.

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