FRACTURED MARKETS: "There's no real [K-12] market. There's 99,000 teeny tiny markets," according to Douglas Lynch, vice dean of the graduate school of education at UPenn, in an interview with EdWeek. (EdWeek subscribers can click here; the rest of us can find a summary here) That reality has set several minds--including those OSTP--working on the question of how to make the market function more smoothly. A couple of reps swung through Silicon Valley recently asking for suggestions. Got ideas? Let us know and we'll send 'em to the folks working the problem.