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[Susan notes: The writer is from Ambler, Pennsylvania, not

exactly the hotbed of radicalism. I feel some

kinship as I lived in Ambler for several years.

It is good to see someone get the statement about

the real purpose of NCLB into the Times.]

Published in New York Times

To the editor

Re âUnder âNo Childâ Law, Even Solid Schools

Falterâ (front page, Oct. 13):

It seems obvious that the purpose of the law is

the destruction of the public school system. The

number of requirements (some of which are very

stringent) results in a very low probability that

they will all be met.

Clearly the requirement that all students,

including the learning disabled, be able to read

at grade level was intended to be impossible to


Given that the Bush administration has tried to

privatize Social Security and Medicare, why is it

surprising that it has also been trying to

privatize schooling?

Frank Kampas

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