January 8, 1986
Vol. 05, Issue 17
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PAGE 28 - Commentary
Not long ago, at a national conference of the association of independent schools of which I am chief executive, a well-known education writer came up to me and said, "Well, my son now goes to one of your schools, but I don't believe in them." That struck me as a curiously inconsistent comment. Then I remembered that many people have difficulty with the fact that even though I am a spokesman for private education, my four children have attended public schools almost exclusively. At times I get the feeling that my friends wonder how I live with this apparent paradox, how I reconcile what seems to be a kind of moral inconsistency.
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