Here is David Coleman, the arbiter of what America’s children should know and be able to do.


This is quite a lofty perch. First, he oversees the writing of what are supposed to be national standards.


Now, he is in charge of testing whether students are qualified to enter college.


What an amazing career trajectory for a guy who never taught and whose primary experience was with McKinsey and later with his own testing business, which he sold to McGraw-Hill for $14 million.