[Susan notes: This was published online, no big deal (though they don't post everything submitted), but the New York Times did select it as a "Times Pick." I'm pleased but not swooning.
To the editor
RE: An IdiotÃ¢€™s Guide to Inequality by Nicholas Kristof (July 24, 2014): Kristof, of course, gets around to blaming the schools: "As an escalator of mobility, the American education system is broken." The economic system is what's broken. The mobility escalator doesn't exist in places where over 90% of public school students live in poverty. That's not an excuse; it's reality. You have to start with a living wage, not with the public school teacher.
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