[Susan notes: Here's a letter that's a breath of fresh air: school as a garden where each student flourishes in her own way.]
To the editor
Long ago, a wise second-grade teacher told me to leave my daughter alone -- to stop hovering and worrying, to just let her be. Among all the pieces of advice well-meaning people gave me over the years, that was unquestionably the best. It's advice more parents need to hear and need to take.
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