[Susan notes: I admit that I was pleased to see my letter come into my mailbox as New York Times news of the day. They suggested my identifer should be "former teacher." I objected on the grounds that everyone and her aunt Mabel who once stepped into a classroom for 15 minutes, claims to be a "former teacher." I asked for "longtime"; we compromised on "retired."
To the editor
I witnessed the educational abuse of South Korean children documented in How South Korea Enslaves Its Students, by Se-Woong Koo (Sunday Review, Aug. 3), when I was asked by the Korean teachers' union in 2007 to speak about the dangers the No Child Left Behind law brought to American schools. I asked if I could go early and visit schools in Seoul.
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