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In overlooking the private-sector model,the partisans of teacher advancement areneglecting the key to professional autonomy.Money," runs the Slavic proverb, "will make iron float." And indeed, it is a substantial sum of federal money that is being sought to float the research and development activities of the recently established National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
When I served as deputy chancellor for financial affairs of the New York City Board of Education, the question I was asked most often was "Where does the $6-billion budget go?"
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