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[Susan notes: Wow! What a letter.



Read it and rejoice.]

Submitted to but not published
02/25/2004

To Rod Paige

Mr. Paige --



I am a 23-year classroom veteran, a National Board Certified Teacher, a delegate the past three years to the National Education Association Representative Assembly and a Marine Infantry Combat Veteran of Vietnam.



I am not a terrorist.



You are a cheat as a school superintendent, a hack as a pedagogue and a dunce as a cabinet officer.



And you're really bad at apologies.



Let's see if you're smart enough to resign before the White House dumps you?



Kids come first.



Miles Gullingsrud, Coachella Valley Unified


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