[Susan notes: I wish that Sobol, whom I admire (despite his allegiance to standards-setting), had acknowledged that schools cannot be given sole--or even major--responsibility for closing the achievement gap. Interesting that the Times neglected to mention that Sobol was once NY Commissioner of Education.]
To the editor
Michael J. Petrilli ("School Reform Moves to the Suburbs," Op-Ed, July 11) writes that the promise of the No Child Left Behind law is "in danger of being squandered," as the country's suburbs petition for relief from the requirement that test results be reported separately for different groups of students - white, black, Hispanic, Asian, low-income or those with special needs.
Thomas Sobol and 50 superintendents
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