[Susan notes: The specifics of this letter are masterful. The columnists paints all Chicago public schools with a broad brush. Sharon Schmidt calls out the names of the specific schools with which she is intimately acquainted.
Dear Ms. Schmich,
I usually don't respond to other journalists about what they write about education. (I am currently the editor of Substance, www.substancenews.net.) But I have to respond to the statement you made in your column about the community protest by Mayor Emanuel's home. In that piece you wrote, "Let's all agree on one thing: Chicago's public schools are a mess."
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