What happens when you try to “monetize” a public trust by betraying it into private hands.
In a widely circulated story Monday, the Associated Press reported that (Florida Education Commissioner Tony–ed.) Bennett scrambled last fall to overhaul Indiana’s school grading system to change a charter school’s grade from a “C” to an “A.” Emails show a behind-the-scenes effort to alter the grade for Christel House Academy, despite questions from Bennett’s staff about whether such a move was legal.
In one email, Bennett wrote, “They need to understand that anything less than an ‘A’ for Christel House compromises all of our accountability work.”
This is “accountability” as defined in Enron-world, where facts don’t matter, income does.