To the Editors:
The answer to the trouble with U.S. high schools [Nov. 14]: abolish all "education" departments, shoot all "doctors of education," and fire any high school teacher with an education major instead of a major in an academic subject.
Richard C. Telford
High schools are in trouble the same way a surgeon is in trouble when the careless family doctor sends him the patient after the appendix has burst.
Go back to the first-grade teacher; then the second; then the third. There you will find the seeds of failure...