September 14, 1988

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Vincent Rogers's Commentary, "School Texts: The Outlook of Teachers" (Aug. 3,1988), pits the views of external textbook critics against those of classroom teachers, who are said to regard their textbooks as "realistic," "relevant to children's lives," and "fair in their treatment of a variety of difficult issues."
For many school psychologists, the realities of practice and the politics of schooling have discouraged the transformation of excellence in training into excellence in application. In fact, the discrepancy between the skills of psychologists and the roles to which school bureaucracies restrict them represents a retreat from excellence.
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