Does social promotion pass the test?

Interview with the Chicago Reader's Ben Joravsky on the justification for staying in school when you don't learn much; student testing as a result of the administration's obsession with metrics; and how candidates decide whether to challenge their opponents' nominating petitions. Length 5.9 minutes standard, 16.6 minutes premium.

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