Never doubt that the for-profit sector is ready to close a deal.

Here is the scenario: The results of Common Core assessments set off a panic, as passing rates on tests fall.

Entrepreneurs rush in, selling stuff to schools that have no money.

Schools lay off teachers, social workers, librarians, and guidance counselors, increase class sizes, and shutter programs to buy new stuff.

Works for everyone, no?

That is, except for kids and teachers and education.