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Bruce A. Dawson

Ms. Ravitch,

I just completed reading your new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education. I would send a copy to President Obama, if I thought he would read it, and more importantly, heed it. I once sent a book to President Clinton, but he didn’t acknowledge. Mr. Obama, and many others, need to read your book. Congratulations on a well written thesis. THANK YOU for writing it. I think you did tell Mr. Gates he needs to stand down!

I will try to pass this book to my Superintendent. I would like to tell her that I am one of those teachers who finally gave it up because of “reform fatigue.” I hope she reads it.

Highest Regards,
Bruce A. Dawson