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“I’ve seen no evidence that schools’ academic achievement is somehow inhibited by being placed within an accountability system. So I think conservatives undermine what is a very legitimate moral case, a moral case that I happen to agree with, when they are averse to clear controls that allow serving every child, and that allow for a statistical base of evidence as to whether or not a school is a good school or not.” – FutureEd (6/28/17)

John White

Louisiana Supt. of Education

“We believe in an approach to education reform that combines increased investments, innovation, choice, and accountability, and one that reflects our philosophy that access to an excellent public education is a fundamental right for every child in this country, no matter his or her background. This budget is anathema to our core beliefs, and it confirms many of our gravest concerns about this administration’s lack of understanding for the needs of our kids, and the educational future they deserve.” – DFER Statement (5/23/17)

Shavar Jeffries

President, DFER

“For charter schools to succeed, educationally and politically, we must be faithful to all of the principles upon which the charter idea was built, not some at the expense of others. Charter schools without autonomy have no ability to innovate and excel. Charter schools without accountability will simply become a parallel system of failing schools.” – Education Week (3/31/17)

Greg Richmond

President & CEO, NACSA

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