Originally Posted by BIG_DADDY
Isn't that the very nature of a bureaucracy?
Yup. Pretty much. It's why I'm getting closer and closer to wanting to just abolish the damned DofEd. Education has become the next great governmental money grab. They realize that there's tons to be made, so all the government "servants" (who like to rotate from consulting jobs to government jobs and back) are now loving the whole "ed reform" movement. The amount of money that's being put into tests to show what's "broken" about our education system is equaled only by the amount of money (amazingly directed to the same people doing the testing) who are selling programs to "fix" it.