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[Susan notes: When I read this article about the hedge fund-charter connection, it was hard to cope with this idea of education reform. Frank Miata does a good job in a small space.]

Published in New York Times

To the editor

Re "Charter Schools' Unlikely New Cheerleaders: Financiers" (news article, May 10): Why would anyone take seriously the ideas of money managers at this point? Look how splendidly they have mismanaged the "free markets" and then needed public funds to bail them out. They really should be quiet.

They have zero credibility as managers of anything but their own acquisitiveness. Perhaps there is an honest debate to be had on school reform; fund managers are not my first choice for leading that charge. Actually, the idea of educational reform coming from hedge fund managers is comic and horrifying at the same time.

Frank Miata

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