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Leah Magid

Dear Ms. Ravitch:

I am a student at Western Governors’ University, a competency-based, not for profit program. I am studying for certification as an elementary educator. I have almost a decade of experience as a preschool teacher and administrator and double that as the mother of an outstanding learner.

I was researching support documents for an assignment that asks me to formulate essay questions (on a college level) from a list of objectives. One of my selected objectives is minority rights in ...

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John Watkins

Professor Ravitch,

I’ve just read your piece in the NYRB re your charter schools and have felt obliged to respond — just about a first for me regarding anything concerning formalised education. At 75-plus and a 40-year career in UK secondary sector state education behind me, I was delighted to read such a relevant, perceptive and sharply focused critique.

Most academic contributions to the public/private debate this side of the pond show a woeful knowledge of the chalkface. We are currently contemplating, ...

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