[Susan notes: I don't send a letter like this with any hopes of it getting published. I send it in hopes that some staffer will pause and reflect for three seconds.
To the editor
Re: As Graduation Rates Rise, Experts Fear Diplomas Come Up Short, Motoko Rich, December 26, 2015. I read all this blather about what kind of career readiness a high school diploma must provide and wonder who's fooling whom.
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