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Ten Reasons Accountability Matters

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William McKenzie
Senior Editorial Advisor
George W. Bush Institute

Gleaned from The A Word: Accountability-Today's Dirty Word of Education Reform, here are some of the leading reasons school accountability matters

School accountability. In some circles, the term has become a dirty word. But here are 10 reasons that the fundamentals of accountability — raising academic standards, testing students regularly to see if they grasp them, and assigning some consequence to the results  — still matter.  

These points come from education leaders who participated in interviews this year for The A Word: Accountability–The Dirty Word of Today’s School Reform. You can read those full conversations at this Bush Center link. 

Why Accountability Matters