Schools' Role in Democracy Should Not Be Overlooked

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To the Editor:

Anthony J. Mullen's Commentary "We Need a National Monument to Teachers" (Oct. 23, 2013) is a noble proposal.

Given the decades of often-unjustified attacks on public education and public school teachers, not having a national monument to teachers seems just about what our current crop of politicians would favor.

However, in stating reasons why this monument should be created, Mr. Mullen failed to highlight the ultimate rationale for public education: It forms the basis of our democracy.

Tedd Levy
Old Saybrook, Conn.
The author is a retired teacher.

Vol. 33, Issue 12, Page 23

Published in Print: November 13, 2013, as Schools' Role in Democracy Should Not Be Overlooked
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