It seems that the rulers on the protractors ordered for the state's standardized math tests are a little short, their first inch missing part of same. But this is no big deal, at least not to Commissioner Mills.
"I think you should look at the protractor and you would see that the issue is literally very small."
While it may be about 1/16 inch small, it's also $325,000.00 paid for defective merchandise that some teachers will rightfully refuse to use. Does Mr. Mills think this is a waste?
"No, I don't think there was money wasted," Mills said.
Spoken like a true NYS 21st Century Educator!
There is no such thing as Quality Control where education is concerned.