CAPE Issue Paper on Educational Accountability
The Council for American Private Education (CAPE) addresses the issues of educational autonomy and accountability.
“Testing, Accountability, and Independence” by Patrick F. Bassett
“Education Week,” June 19, 2002
Mr. Bassett provides a cautionary perspective on a “one-size-fits-all” approach to standards, assessment and accountability and suggests giving “…high-performing public schools the same incentive of curricular freedom we currently give private schools if they can demonstrate that their students succeed.” Patrick F. Bassett is President of the National Association of Independent Schools.