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Here's the short version: you're doing a lousy job. You're betraying your own future and letting the country down. You're abandoning the parents in your community to the scams of the Education Establishment. You're making real educational reform almost impossible because you don't explain any of the issues to the community. You and the NEA seem to be engaged in some sort of treacherous deal to make sure that the deliberate dumbing down of the country continues....
I've contacted many newspapers asking them why they don't do more. They seem to think that the proposal is preposterous. So I tend to think the fix is in. Liberal newspaper editors don't want to upset liberal educational organizations. and everything's fine unless you're a kid in the fifth grade who doesn't know how to read, can't do arithmetic, and doesn't know anything factual. It's hard for me to believe that the newspaper industry has become so professionally incompetent, on the one hand, and so morally callous.
But that's the way it seems to be. If any of you is involved with a newspaper and would like to change these equations, please contact me. Newspapers, all by themselves, can save this country by supporting intelligent practices in the public schools.
When I sent this article to American Thinker, the title at the top was the one I used. But they have a policy against "Open Letters"--apparently everybody would be doing it. So the title was changed to "Where are the newspapers on education?"