"is happening at the national level. But as everyone knows, education is a decentralized system. The head can say one thing, but the hand can do as it pleases," Ms. Fairchild said.
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"Kudos to them for starting to move. That being said, they've only started. They're moving, but they're moving inches," said Daniela Fairchild, a policy analyst at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a conservative education think tank.