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Commentary: Tragedy of a good one leaving

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SAN DIEGO -- It is instructive -- and infuriating -- that one of the country's top education reformers is out of a job.

America's public schools have room for teachers who don't believe that every child can learn and who are ready with an encyclopedia full of excuses when they don't. They blame "the parents" when kids struggle in class; and yet, when students succeed, teachers are the first ones to step forward and claim credit.

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