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[Susan notes: Look at all the information Gerald Bracey packed into this letter, along with criticism of Ed Week's editorial choices. And humor too.]

Published in Education Week
04/27/2005

To the editor


I note, in your recent story, that “some charter school supporters” accused The Charter School Dust-Up of being biased. “Several also suggested” that the book was influenced by money from the American Federation of Teachers.



Why would these “some” and “several” not stand up and identify themselves? And why, in the absence of identification, would Education Week include this non-information?



Michael J. Petrilli of the U.S. Department of Education referred to the Economic Policy Institute as “the union think tank.” I wonder if Mr.

Petrilli thinks of his former employer, the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation, as “the corporation think tank.”



Did this comment and that of Nelson Smith, the president of the Charter School Leadership Council, actually deserve to see print?

Gerald Bracey


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