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Alice S. Gottlieb

Dr. Ravitch,

I want you to know that my district is engaged in a community read of The Death and Life of the Great American School System. Last spring, one of our union officers approached me with a proposal to celebrate our good work, under the specter of state assessments and APPR regulations, through a read of your text. I bought 300 copies for our teachers, administrators, and board members, and on November 21, we will break into small Socratic seminars.

Thank you for your change of heart, your terrific text, and for providing the vehicle for our conversation.

Alice S. Gottlieb, EdD
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Personnel
Hendrick Hudson School District