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Father's letter to teacher spans three generations
By Byron McNutt

MILLIONS OF young people, and tens of thousands of teachers, are preparing for a new school year to begin in the coming weeks. The following letter was written about 50 years ago by a young father and sent to his son’s teacher. Twenty years ago, a copy of the letter was sent to the teacher of the author’s grandson. The message is as true today as it was back then.
Tuesday, our 5-year-old Benny will turn his back on babyhood — and, to some extent, on his mother and father — as he trots off to school. We happen to feel that most public schools are too soft, too crowded and too little concerned with the fundamentals. We do not blame anyone on the

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 1:39 PM

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