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Russlynn Ali
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Russlynn Ali is managing director of the education fund at The Emerson Collective. She was previously the assistant secretary for civil rights at the Department of Education under President Obama and founding executive director of Education Trust – West in Oakland, California.

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Let's Have an Honest Conversation About Accountability

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 11:16 AM

Webster's dictionary defines "accountability" as "an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions." In a recent piece in The Huffington Post, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and Stanford University Professor Linda Darling-Hammond redefined the word accountability to essentially mean its opposite:...

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A Response to Nathan Harden

(5) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 1:46 PM

On July 18, Nathan Harden authored a post titled "For Yale Women, Equality Remains Out of Reach," about the recent resolution of an investigation of Yale by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), which I am privileged to lead.

Mr. Harden's...

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