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[Susan notes: Note: This was published online. I hope to get enough 'recommends' so that someone at the Times would notice.]

Published in New York Times

To the editor

America Out of Whack is a must read.

I especially commend this analysis to the US Department of Education, hoping folks there will mend their wicked ways of insisting that educating for high skill jobs will solve the problems of poverty. We'd be better off if schools made Upton Sinclair required reading rather than following the standards bought by Bill Gates.

I commend this Edsall piece (and the previous ones indicated by hot links) to all the op ed writers who insist that our economy woes are caused by sub-par teachers in the public schools.

Susan Ohanian

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