Washington Post Reporter Allows College Officials to Alter Story on Controversial Test
Posted: 7/25/2012 | By: Forrest Wilder | TexasObserver.org
In February, Daniel de Vise, a reporter for the Washington Post, arrived at the University of Texas at Austin campus to work on a story about a controversial standardized test sweeping the nation’s colleges and universities. The test purports to determine how much students have learned in college, part of a movement to bring No Child Left Behind-style accountability testing to higher education. University officials were nervous about what the story would say about the politically sensitive topic.