Know this is a SCAM, when you hear about it: Laura Chapman points out that:' The project was not much more than a large scale series of focus groups from credible leaders, achieved at low cost. It traded on the aura of respect attained by the teachers, but it did trust them to engage in pro-actively in any critically informed discussions about their profession. McKinsey & Co.’s role in this was not advertised. . Nothing came from the RESPECT program. Apart from marketing USDE’s marketing of that plan, the consultants at McKinsey & Co. continue to earn big fees for the same boilerplate “fixes” for teaching, for school districts, and entire states. The formula is cut, cut, cut.extract more bang for the buck by any means you can get. These spokespersons and meeting conveners were given a draft of the RESPECT proposal to distribute, a fully scripted discussion.'