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Paul Vallas is leaving Bridgeport, Conn., schools for good.

Turning around a failing company or a school district is no work for sprinters, even if school reformers say otherwise.

You can put this in the laws-only-matter-for-other-people category.

A discussion on school reform in New York took a surprising turn when a reform heavyweight said, “We’re losing the communications game because we don’t have a good message to communicate."