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[Susan notes: Succinct, snappy, and to the point.]

Published in Dallas Morning News

To the editor

Re: "The Earning Curve?" Sunday news story.

Josh Benton is the finest education reporter in Texas, if not the nation. His articles on the for-profit educational ventures of Randy Best, Mike Moses and Rod Paige should alert Texans to the training of teachers on the cheap.

As a retired teacher and administrator with numerous certifications and three degrees, I earned my credentials through rigorous programs at accredited institutions. American College of Education bought its accreditation, hardly a model of accountability.

Texans should be extremely cautious about educators who bought their certificates or degrees from a for-profit organization that bought its accreditation.

Jay Spuck

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