I was surprised to see that Massachusetts is one of the states involved.
ALEC is working to ensure that public education dollars get diverted to private profits. Their approach is working — for them. Not so much for the students who pay the price in the form of a subpar education and poor performance.
If our economy is going to be competitive on a global scale via a more educated work force, then we cannot afford to play games with our educational system.
Of course, the fallacy that education is the way to keep middle-class wages high is the subject of other blog posts on this site. Which is to say that a better educated work force is necessary to keep us from falling behind, but it is not enough to keep us ahead.
Sharon tells me that she has seen ads for the corporation mentioned in the above video.