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[Susan notes: This particular item was worse than most in the media's penchant for letting anyone with an axe to grind pretend to know something about education.

Even though it says 'published' below, that's a glitch. Of course this letter was not published.]

Published in Boston Globe

To the editor

I am dumbstruck by what passes for English Language Arts "expertise" in your pages. The bona fides of the "ELA specialist with Student Achievement Partners" quoted fulsomely in Is Common Core killing kindergarten? (June 14, 2015) include a Yale BA in political science and a couple of years teaching math. This entitles him to just as much status as specialist on emergent literacy as the butcher, baker, or candlestick maker.

Susan Ohanian

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