[Susan notes: Kudos to educators who take the time to rebut a columnist who thinks he knows all he needs to know about how best to educate our youth.]
To the editor
David Brooks is right that schools need to teach poor children the things that middle-class children learn automatically -- good habits and routines ("Teaching the Elephant," column, Dec. 3). But not all "elephants" are created equal.
Jeremy Kaplan and Marc F. Bernstein
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