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Editor's Focus: Keep on Pushing

Editor's Focus: Keep on Pushing

Years ago, a new board member from a beleaguered school district was explaining to me what it was like for someone in his influential position to try to get something done in what he quickly discovered was a pervasively dysfunctional bureaucracy.

“It’s like pushing as hard as you can against a giant marshmallow,” he said. “If you get everybody pushing in the same direction, you can make somewhat of a dent, but the second you stop pushing, everything goes back t

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