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A Failing Agency Gets a Pass

Posted 11/6/20

To the Editor: It's been a long time since it wasn't an uphill battle getting the Department of Education to get serious about academic standards. The pandemic is a convenient excuse, but DOE was a lost cause long before the coronavirus.

Nonetheless, it should be realistically conceded that this is not the time to crack down on the system's embedded illiteracy. The DOE's ensemble of prevaricators have plenty of other agenda items that should take precedence right now.

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