Fourth Time is the Charm for School Superintendent

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Massachusetts requires all educators to pass a literacy exam. It took Wilfredo Laboy, the Superintendent of the school system in Lawrence, Massachusetts, three years and four tries, but he finally passed the exam this week. Laboy says passing the test was not his priority. NPR's Bob Edwards speaks with Laboy.



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