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Almost without exception, use of the term “readiness” puts the burden of getting ready squarely on the shoulders of students, teachers, principals, and in some cases parents. But that is the reverse of how we as state leaders should think about readiness. Instead, we should be asking how ready the education enterprise is to receive, support, encourage, and serve students.


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