On this edition of The Conversation, RiShawn Biddle chats with No Child Left Behind Act mastermind Sandy Kress about why accountability matters, the consequences of the Obama Administration’s efforts to eviscerate No Child’s Adequate Yearly Progress provisions on advancing systemic reform, why Common Core supporters must remember that standards won’t work without common measures of achievement, and what must be done to end the soft bigotry of low expectations for poor and minority children.

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