[Susan notes: I admit that Alan Bonsteel is the kind of ideologue I usually ignore. But Stephen Krashen takes the right approach by providing a rebuttal. Even if it isn't published, his reasoned, fact-based reply will cause some people at the newspaper office to stop and think for a few seconds. And if it is published, then the effects spread out in waves.
To the editor
Alan Bonsteel ( America's academic meltdown, May 5) claims that American students are "taking a shellacking" on international tests of math and science because of bad teaching. This isn't true.
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