Inbox: Sep. 10, 2007

Aiding Academic All-Stars

John Cloud's "Failing Our Geniuses" correctly identified a troubling trait in our public education system [Aug. 27]. He stated, "In a no-child-left-behind conception of public education, lifting everyone up to a minimum level is more important than allowing students to excel to their limit." It's no wonder we're witnessing a proliferation of charter schools, home schooling and private schools. In my state, an alliance of politicians and the teachers' union controls all funding and curriculum for kindergarten through high school. As a result, teachers and administrators are given little incentive to be creative in educating students with a wide...

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