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Tennessean Opinion Editor David Plazas spoke to Dr. Adrienne Battle, director of Metro Nashville Public Schools

Nashville Tennessean

In this time of uncertainty, end-of-year statewide assessments help ensure that every student is counted and will be able to take the next step successfully into their bright future ahead.

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  • Austin McMullen is an attorney and partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. He is also the Board Chairman for Tennesseans for Student Success.

Many Tennesseans might be aware that Japan is the top foreign investor in our state, with direct investments of approximately $15 billion.

Fewer are likely aware of a little-known American statistician who helped create the Japanese economic miracle – W. Edwards Deming.  

Deming, who developed some of the sampling methods still used by the U.S. Census