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[Susan notes: This letter gets prizes for brevity, and it's intersting that the writer is from Albany, seemingly unconnected with the issue.]

Published in New York Times

To the editor

Re “Is It Time to Pay for Peace of Mind?” (Feb. 16): I encourage The New York Times to pursue an investigation into the precise methodology used to pick the top 208 New York schools. I suspect that the mayor’s seemingly innocuous choices were actually influenced by high-ranking officials or parents with money.

Demetrius McCord

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