Former SAT Exec Manuel Alfaro Addresses Details of Reuters’ “FBI Raid” Article
Below is former SAT executive Manuel Alfaro’s response to details in the August 26, 2016, Reuters article about the FBI raid on Alfaro’s home. Reuters noted that the raid was in connection with the August 03, 2016, leak of over 400 SAT items to Reuters.
In its August 26, 2016, article, Reuters includes comments from a number of state departments of education that Alfaro contacted with his concerns about the redesigned SAT.
Alfaro takes issue with these departments of education for failing to act “to protect the best interests of… children.” One point he makes is that no state department chose to meet with him and instead only contacted the College Board.
Alfaro posted the response below on August 28, 2016, on LinkedIn. I have reproduced below in its entirety. In it, Alfaro includes an appeal to major news outlets to interview him, including guidance on how to obtain documents to verify details in the post:
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Department of Education Heads of the States Using the SAT for Accountability Should Resign Immediately
Manuel AlfaroResidents of CO, CT, DE, IL, ME, MI, and NH, the heads of the Department of Education of your states have failed to protect the best interests of your students and your families, opting instead to protect their own interests and the interests of the College Board.As these officials are elected (or appointed by an elected official), you can demand their immediate resignation or you can vote to replace them immediately to ensure that the department of Education in your state is headed by an individual willing to put the interests of your students and your family first.In the paragraphs that follow, I will describe how the current heads of the Department of Education have failed you and why the lack the judgment (and common sense) to protect the best interests of your children.On May 7, 2016, I wrote a letter to the heads of the Department of Education in CO, CT, DE, IL, ME, MI, and NH to let them know that the College Board has committed global fraud against their states and the federal government. In that letter, I offered to meet with their legal teams to expose the fraud. Instead of meeting with me (or asking me for additional information), they approached the College Board about my statements and allegations. According to a Reuter’s story, published on Friday August 26, 2016, here is what some of the states had to say about my statements and allegations:A spokesman for the Michigan Department of Education, Bill DiSessa, said the state “checked with the College Board” and decided not to look Former SAT Exec Manuel Alfaro Addresses Details of Reuters’ “FBI Raid” Article | deutsch29: