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Education Editorial: Department of Education accountability

By: Bill Bosher

The Washington Post recently ran an editorial by Valerie Strauss that highlighted a remarkable inconsistency in the US Department of Education's call for accountability. Don't do what I do; do what I say!

The Fed web site offers teaching materials related to 9/11 but opens with a disclaimer. One of my favorite punctuation marks is the "interrobang". In the form of a glyph it is a question mark superimposed over a exclamation mark. "Say What?!" or "It is?!" The posting under the heading, "911 Materials for Teachers" has this disclaimer: "These materials were developed by federal grantees and agencies in commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001. The materials are provided as a convenience for teachers and others seeking resources for teaching about September 11.

The Education Department does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of these materials, nor does the inclusion of links to these materials represent an endorsement of these materials or organizations that created them." What, Help with a disclaimer?!

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