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Mark Garrison is author of A Measure of Failure: The Political Origins of Standardized Testing (SUNY Press), and “The Political Economy of Educational Restructuring: On the Origin of Performance Pay and Obama’s ‘Blueprint’ for Education,” in The Phenomenon of Obama and the Agenda for Education: Can Hope Audaciously Trump Neoliberalism? (Information Age Publishing). He blogs about education politics and policy at: http://markgarrison.net