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Guest Host: Steve Roberts
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- Marty Schollenberger Swaim teacher at Jefferson Middle School in Arlington, Virginia and author of "Teacher Time" (Redbud)
- Craig Jerald Education Week senior editor and project director of Quality Counts
- Sandra Feldman American Federation of Teachers
- Jeanne Allen president of the Center for Education Reform
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