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School & District Management Letter to the Editor

Tie Between Education, Military Is Tenuous

March 25, 2013 1 min read

To the Editor:

I am puzzled, not to say perplexed, by the inclusion of the Commentary by Paul Kimmelman, “Learning From Military Leadership” (Feb. 20, 2013). I cannot begin to imagine what his intention was in writing it, nor yours in publishing it.

Mr. Kimmelman’s argument is rife with logical inconsistencies. For starters, he fails to note that the military is organized in a strict, rigid hierarchy based on unquestioning obedience. I’d love to meet the principal whose school operates on this basis.

Douglas C. Thompson

Menlo Park, Calif.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 27, 2013 edition of Education Week as Tie Between Education, Military Is Tenuous

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