This is Educational Accountability?

At a recent Pennsylvania House Education Committee hearing, lawmakers questioned whether a proposed voucher program would provide “accountability”.  Indeed, they want to be sure that these schools have the same level of “accountability” as public schools—i.e., students are forced to take standardized tests.

Its bears pointing out a few of the facts about this measure of “accountability”:

This is not accountability.  Whether or not private schools are forced to have students take weak tests is not the question.  Rather, the question is: When will parents get the right to choose schools that are accountable to them?