Spellings: Politics, lack of knowledge hurt school reform

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In school districts across the country, educators aren’t interested in political wrangling. Dr. Jerry D. Weast, superintendent of Maryland’s Montgomery County School District, said lawmakers are “late to the parade,” too focused on politics and not enough on student outcomes.

“While I find [the political debate] interesting, I don’t find it very helpful,” he said.

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