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Of Teaching and Torment

Michelle Rhee is to be commended for her dedication to students, slashing of school bureaucracy and belief in public education [Dec. 8]. But as a second-grade teacher, I am concerned about her obvious disdain for creativity in the classroom, warm learning environments and such important tools as classroom meetings. I am reminded of a quote by Aristotle: "Education of the mind without education of the heart is indeed no education at all." Perhaps the challenge in Washington is to find a superintendent who believes in both. Amy Trusso, SOLANA BEACH, CALIF.

As a former D.C. teacher, I...

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