September 1, 1982

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The national debate about the quality of our public-school system to which Peter R. Greer referred in "Another Simple Truth" (Commentary, June 2, 1982) will continue, and our students, parents, and communities suffer as a result, as long as school superintendents continue their ill-advised, ill-conceived, and unwarranted attacks on teachers.
It is pure irony that the President of our nation, who has pledged so earnestly to "get government off the backs of the American people," has seen fit to promote a new role for government in one of the most sacred of private activities--prayer.
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