We’ve known Tony Bennett had returned to the Hoosier State since resigning as Florida’s education chief over his handling of A-F letter grades while he was Indiana’s state superintendent.
We haven’t known how Bennett was making his living — until EdWeek‘s Catherine Gewertz posted this on his next gig:
Bennett told me that he is serving as a consultant to ACT on its new Aspire testing system, working on test development, government relations (better known as lobbying), and other things.
“I’m doing everything from soup to nuts, helping them with a number of issues, giving them a chief’s perspective on things,” he said.
A spokesperson for ACT Inc. “could not confirm” to EdWeek that Bennett would be lobbying for the company.
But as Gewertz explains, the move puts Bennett — who was instrumental in bringing the Common Core State Standards to Indiana — in a position to help ACT with its Common Core-aligned test.