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The Dance Continues: Changing the Locus of Political Control Mostly Misses the Point

January 12, 2016

The replacement for the federal No Child Left Behind Act -- Every Student Succeeds Act -- shows we have yet to learn the key lesson of failed attempts to significantly improve the school system by changing which political forum makes which policy; namely that the problem is political control, not whether districts, states, or Feds wield it.


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