Great article. What they are often doing today is deliberately altering the metrics which is essentially dishonest. Education should be an end in and of itself. We have sacrificed far too much at the altar of “accountability”. Not all students (or elderly folks benefitting from Meals on Wheels, for example) can demonstrate the numbers (graduation rate, grade level reading prowess…) legislators and other haters of any entitlement program that doesn’t somehow contribute to the corporate bottom line.