Here's some righteous outrage about incomptence and log-rolling in the testing-and-publishing racket, at The Chancellor's New Clothes. This appears to be part of some ongoing vendetta against McGraw-Hill by the joint authors ("A Voice in the Wilderness" and "Learners Inherit the Earth"). Good. Including the link to this anti-testing piece in The Nation was also very commendable.
"Reading Between the Lines"; Stephen Metcalf; January 28, 2002.