Wherein Mike unwittingly admits that we don't need the government to impose accountability

In the latest episode of Fordham Factor, Mike hypothesizes that the addition of a writing component to the SAT exam may be partly responsible for the recent rise in twelfth-grade NAEP writing scores.

Is it possible that a privately-run, consumer-driven testing company could do as much if not more to improve student achievement than NCLB, which costs taxpayers billions of dollars?

Coby Loup is a Policy Analyst/Web Editor at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute