[Susan notes: This letter was written in response to an op-ed piece by Louis V. Gerstner, insisting on the need for standards and rigorous testing. ]
Submitted to New York Times but not published
Talk to the Kids You've Labeled 'Failure'
Thank you, Louis V. Gerstner for "Tests We Know We Need." [3/14/02] At long last I get it. Teachers and parents in New York boycotted the reading test because "some people resist change, especially when compliance with a new
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