Oregon Public Broadcasting has an interesting report on the dispute between Vantage Learning and the Oregon Department of Education...
Ed Dennis is Oregon's deputy schools' superintendent. He says the extra bills came after Vantage learned it was going to have to compete against other companies, to renew its contract through an RFP -- or "Request For Proposals" process.
Ed Dennis: "Vantage suggested that if the RFP process went away -- if they didn't have to participate, they suggested that would be a good thing. When we said that wasn't the way the state works, then, they produced this $2 million in back invoices."
Dennis says that's also when the technical problems started.