Re "Education's biggest problem: egalitarianism" (Viewpoints, Feb. 5): Aging facilities where "temporary" classrooms became permanent but the cafeteria, gym and bathrooms stay the same size; outmoded curriculum; lack of new teacher retention and inability (or unwillingness) to get rid of bad ones; bloated administrative bureaucracy; "trustees" who aren't; and "standards" tests that don't. And you think the problem with schools is egalitarianism?
Really? How about the problem being that our society says things that makes us feel good about doing nothing -- like blaming egalitarianism instead, for instance -- when it comes to our so-called "most precious natural resource."
Young people are the largest target demographic for product marketers, whose motto is dumber the better. And they're getting their way. Coincidence? I think not.
-- Robert Tobin, Auburn
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