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01/12/2011 09:55 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Public Schools Interim CEO Terry Mazany: Assessments Hinder Excellence

Though he only plans to stay on as head of the Chicago Public Schools for six months, interim CEO Terry Mazany laid out a dramatically different course for schools Monday, saying that under No Child Left Behind "we've traded off our pursuit of excellence for the tyranny of accountability."

And he took a swipe at standardized testing, saying "you can't fatten a chicken by weighing it."

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