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Sometimes we in education talk about an idea so much that, after a while, we begin to think our words refer to something that actually exists. In that regard, we are like children who, after listening to fairy tales, begin to suspect that trolls populate the underside of every bridge and that cloudy mirrors will pronounce judgment on our pulchritude.
Dear Pete, Welcome to the Middle School. I hope you have a good year. I will write you a note every day, and I hope you will answer. I went sailing a lot this summer. Did you do any fun thing? Your Friend, Mrs. O
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