[Susan notes: Walt Gardner has to be the champion at getting letters published in prominant publications. And he always cuts to the heart of the matter in elegant fashion.]
To the editor
Regarding the Nov. 30 article "A city's schools test a new way": Turning classrooms into test preparation factories invariably results in improved scores, but at what price? That's the real question about the modest improvement in standardized test scores in the Philadelphia schools operated by educational management company Edison Schools, Inc.
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