[Susan notes: If we got behind the curriculum for middle schoolers that Strauss recommends--and demanded this variety for our kids--we could bring down Race to the Top and National Standards.]
Dear Valerie Strauss
In "Turn Middle School Into 'Boot Camp for Life,' you offer an excellent argument against Race to the Top and National Standards. As a longtime teacher of 7th and 8th graders, I can also tell you that you are right on target about their needs--and how ridiculous and damaging the current "rigorous" curriculum is.
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