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- Anya Kamenetz education reporter for NPR and author of "The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing - But You Don't Have to Be"
- Elaine Weiss national coordinator of the Broader Bolder Approach to Education
- Matthew Chingos senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and research director of its Brown Center on Education Policy
- Chanelle Hardy senior vice president for policy and executive director of the National Urban League Washington Bureau
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