Our algorithm slices horizontally through an expanding universe of best practice literature (consensus products) of 1000-odd private sector standard setting organizations every day. These 1000-odd developers throw off the better part of 10,000 consensus products relevant to the safety and sustainability agenda of education communities. These products compete with national, state and local legislative proposals — many which are drafted by lobbying organizations , communication consultants, congressional staffers, elected representatives and student interns.
A characteristic of the standards-setting domain is the ferocious competition among partisans of “top-down” regulations, free-booting innovators aligned with consortia and open-source platforms and the public private partnerships contemplated in the United States Standards System. Innovators, statesmen and red-tape makers in every nation know, instinctively, that in order for an innovation to succeed (in order for the “better way” to actually become the better way) the innovation needs market acceptance. Accordingly, innovators are put through “pain points”. What you find on our site every hour of every day could fairly be described as a journey through those pain points.
Most developed nations have statutes that recognize the primary efficacy of private standards setting organizations in leading practice discovery and promulgation. See our coverage of the National Technology Transfer & Advancement Act.
A sample of the action of ANSI-accredited standards setting organizations can be found in the weekly ANSI Standards Action. This publication is a relatively small part of the standards setting domain, however. Consortia standards have open-ended commenting periods. We are able to respond to them in a somewhat organized fashion as you can see from the topical domains we schedule on our CALENDAR.
Sunday | May 31, 2020
Monday | June 1, 2020
Tuesday | June 2, 2020
Wednesday | June 3, 2020
The mind boggles at the number of education industry trade associations. Every branch of the organization chart of the academic and business side of an educational community has a trade association that needs member dues, accreditation, training and special event hosting revenue. A fair question to ask: To what extent are some of them redundant and driving up the cost of education?
Thursday | June 4, 2020
Friday | June 5, 2020
*Not all public commenting opportunities relevant to the safety and sustainability agenda of the education facility industry appear in “ANSI Standards Action”. Many best practice standards reside in consortia and open-source platforms; particularly ICT and IoT standards. In many economic spaces, privately-developed consensus products compete with local, state and federal legislative proposals.