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September 5, 2013 at 6:36 PM

Training great teachers

Parental poverty Michael Lundin briefly referred to the great obstacles that keep education in the U.S. dead centered: race and poverty. [“Guest column: How to train great teachers,” Opinion, Sept. 5.] They are really the same problem. We use race to justify the poverty we see in the inner cities. The question that rushes to mind is,…

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September 5, 2013 at 7:01 AM

The risks of avoiding vaccinations

Living in fear I work in a clinic, and frequently answer phone calls from frightened and panicked mothers. [“Editorial: The heavy cost of vaccination free-riders,” Opinion, Sept. 1.] These mothers are beside themselves, because their unvaccinated child just was cut deeply while on vacation yet they never got a tetanus shot, or they’ve been exposed to…

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September 3, 2013 at 6:58 PM

The best teachers are also parents

Irreplaceable depth A second to Sara Mosle’s guest column, from a retired public schoolteacher. [“Why parents make better teachers,” Opinion, Sept. 1.] My success derived from two sources. I had been a lousy student in high school, after my dad died when I was 14. My wife and I raised five children together. Both of these…

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July 24, 2013 at 7:06 AM

Education reform

Parents play a part In her guest column, Liv Finne concludes by saying that “reforms that give most Washington parents a greater voice in their children’s education will have to wait for another day.” [“WEA blocked education reforms,” Opinion, July 16.] Do parents realize the great voice they already have in their children’s education … at…

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