For K12 Inc. CEO Ron Packard, it's all about "educational liberty." "Kids have been shackled to their brick-and-mortar school down the block for too long," he puffs. Packard himself is "shackled" to the big bucks.
America's history of local control makes it difficult for state leaders to orchestrate cost savings other than across the board cuts. However, states have quietly taken control of standards, assessments, data, and increasingly school finance.