“Rigor is Accountability.”

Yesterday at the Crain’s New York Business: The Future of NYC 2011, I heard Matthew Goldstein (CUNY Chancellor) say the “Rigor is Accountability.” Mr. Goldstein spoke in the context of is public education improving. The conversation amongst the panelists was interesting this is one of the statements that stood out – this and “third grade exams are horrible” (no names mentioned).

However, when I think of Accountability I think of Ownership, Responsibiity or even Acceptance.

What’s your word for Accountability?