The Wall Street Journal reports about the haggling over Common Core contracts as they are quite lucrative.
As states race to implement the Common Core academic standards, companies are fighting for a slice of the accompanying testing market, expected to be worth billions of dollars in coming years.
That jockeying has brought allegations of bid-rigging in one large pricing agreement involving 11 states—the latest hiccup as the math and reading standards are rolled out—while in roughly three dozen others, education companies are battling for contracts state by state.
Read more (pay wall). Many of these same companies where supportive of Common Core’s development as well, no conflict of interest there of course.