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William Mckenzie

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Editorial Director, Bush Center — The 74

Editorial Director @thebushcenter, Editor, The Catalyst: A Journal of Ideas from the Bush Institute

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Greater connection between journalists and voters creates more certainty about what we are reading and seeing. Unde…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/961654836445040641 
Rep. Lamar Smith tells The Catalyst that the timing is right for immigration reform. And he details how he would en…  https://twitter.com/i/web/status/958064448723398656 
In an essay for The 74, my Bush Center colleague Holly Kuzmich provides an insider’s look at the creation of No Child Left Behind. The landmark bill was signed 16 years ago this week, and she evaluates its legacy – and what accountability needs next.  https://www.the74million.org/article/the-soft-bigotry-of-low-expectations-still-alive-and-well-16-years-later-an-insider-looks-back-at-the-legacy-of-no-child-left-behind/ 
Educators my colleague Anne Wicks and I interviewed for The A Word strongly defended standardized exams. But they also emphasized we must find the right balance of tests. Agreed. Over-testing serves no purpose.  http://www.bushcenter.org/publications/articles/2018/01/keep-testing-alive-but-right-size-assessments.html 
A big takeaway from Bush Institute 2017 interviews with education leaders is that school accountability needs to lead to better supports for classrooms so students can improve. https://t.co/fyyihdDxD3
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