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School reformers, especially the ones pushing "no excuses" approaches to school change, have made at least an implicit promise that their approach to fixing schools will work. Baltimore seems to be telling us something else.

Another teacher is hanging it up, this time after only six years in the classroom. Should we be worried about the fact that so many teachers choose to leave the classroom so soon?

Our friends down in North Carolina have been engineering a revolution in state government ever since it looked like the state might change its political stripes. Much of it seems to be built on the idea that public things need to be dismantled. You can bet public education is in the crosshairs.

A former student of mine stopped in yesterday with a story to tell—and a good one, at that.


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