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OPINION: Accountability for teachers is good idea

Published 01/26/2012, The Washington Post

In creating the Race to the Top program, which directed new federal dollars to education, federal officials vowed that they would yank money from any state that didn’t live up to its promises of school reform. There was a lot of skepticism about whether the threat would be taken seriously, let alone ever be carried out. But a new effort by New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D, to force an overhaul of how teachers are evaluated should dispel some of those doubts.

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