Parents in New York want to see the contents of the Pearson tests that are aligned with the Common Core but officials are adamantly opposed to releasing the tests.

Parents want to review the tests to see if the questions and answers are reasonable. That is not going to happen. Teachers have been warned that they may be disciplined if they reveal any questions. Unless students spill the beans, there will be no review of the test content. There will be no Pineapplegate this year, as there was last year.

It is odd that the state is so quick to defend Pearson’s right to privacy and yet so fast to release confidential student information to Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch.