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Kevin Huffman: I tried and I failed to close the worst school in the state of Tennessee

Kevin Huffman, former Education Commissioner of Tennessee, has written a remarkably honest and informative essay about what he considers to be his greatest failing during his time as Commissioner. He chronicles how, despite repeated efforts, he and his team were unable to get the worst school in the state to close.
From these modest beginnings and with the help of an unscrupulous operator, an inept school district, and the generally screwed-up politics of education, the worst-performing school in Tennessee opened and remains open to this day.

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