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Immediate Gratification And Education Policy


The frustration comes from high stake decisions being tied to unproven education reforms.

Agree with you, Matt. But what do you suggest an alternative? Let's use Tennessee as an example. Kevin Huffman getting killed by critics. I think we can safely say that they'd use any data, whether DiCarlo approved or not, to bash him if it's trending down. Agreed? Is your advice along the lines of "Kevin, while you may be unfairly assailed using spurious data, you cannot use better-but-still-not-good-enough data to defend yourself?"


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