Cross-posted with Bob Braun’s Ledger, which is daily reading for us here at Blue Jersey. Bob is Star-Ledger’s longtime education editor and columnist until his change of address two years ago. The Pearson monitoring, now national news, was the result of Bob’s reporting. – Promoted by Rosi
Bari Anhalt Erlichson, an assistant New Jersey education commissioner and chief testing officer who supervises PARCC testing throughout the state, has a personal connection of sorts to PARCC’s developer, the British publishing giant Pearson. Anhalt Erlichson is married to Andrew Erlichson, a vice president of a company named MongoDB. MongoDB (the name comes from humongous database) is a subcontractor to Pearson, helping to develop its national student database that provides the larger company with access to student records. Pearson later sold the center to Hobson’s which no longer deals with MongoDB.
[photo: Andrew Erlichson/LINKED-IN]