Kevin Bastian

University of North Carolina

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Co-director of the Teacher Quality Research Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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As the new school year gets under way all over the country, the New York Times is reporting “a stark about-face from just a few years ago.”

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As the new school year gets under way all over the country, the New York Times is reporting “a stark about-face from just a few years ago.”

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