Guest blogged by Jon Ponder, Pensito Review.
We'll believe it when we see it:
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington [CREW], a Washington-based watchdog group, called for the inquiry and released a letter this week from the department's inspector general, John Higgins Jr.
In it, Higgins said he would ask an assistant to examine the group's complaint.
CREW contends that the educational programs distributed by Ignite!, Neil Bush's company, are worthless, and that school districts who spend federal dollars on the programs are wasting taxpayers' money.
Ignite! president Ken Leonard said that that his company had not been contacted by anyone from the Education Dept. about the matter:
The program in question is "Curriculum on Wheels," which includes software for teaching math, social studies and science. Each program costs $3,800 each, not including subscription fees, according to the Associated Press.