[Susan notes: Although this is an older letter, the model holds up. Krashen rebuts the editorialist with facts, not just opinions.]
Don't Rely on a Biased Report
The Times editorial on August 28 ("Poverty is no excuse") accepts a Heritage Foundation Report on high-performing high-poverty schools as fact. The Heritage Foundation is a conservative think tank, "whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies" (from www.heritage.org). It has, in other words, a clear bias and an openly stated conservative agenda. The Times needs to consider other points of view.
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