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Lelac Almagor teaches English at a charter school in Washington, D.C.
Accountability is important. But tests that tie school funding to student performance only make things worse.
The vocational and civic purposes of education are intertwined.
I was still in college the first time someone cried in a parent-teacher conference with me.
Some of the 'soft skills' we teach are not about character at all—just the appearance of it.
We need to know the details of successful intervention.
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