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This week, we’re reading two articles that advocate strong accountability systems in schools to promote student achievement. The Foundation for Excellence in Education sets the record straight on Common Core State Standards. Federal and state education reform efforts, including No Child Left Behind and Common Core State Standards, hold promise for turning around our public schools and providing students with a high quality education that prepares them for the future. But, if there is no accountability for student success, then these initiatives become empty promises. The Eduwonk.com blog looks at Florida’s successful approach to promoting education policies under Governor Jeb Bush and the need to pair accountability methods with support systems.
Brittney Bain serves as the Director of Communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
Prior to joining the Bush Center, she worked on Capitol Hill where she served most recently as deputy press secretary for the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary. Bain interned in the White House Office of Communications during the George W. Bush Administration.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and her master’s degree from The Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.Full Bio