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Subject: Re: PIANO PRODIGY'S TREATMENT BY DC SCHOOLS
From: Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Kenneth Bleeth <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:13:59 -0400
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Maylaya?

On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 7:11 PM, Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Ray:
> I wasn't able to access the link you provided. However, I'm sure the same
> story could be told about the way the Chicago Public Schools treats
> extraordinarily talented teaches and students. Public Schools in urban
> areas have neither the time, means, or the tools to deal with anyone
> (teachers or students) with special talents or gifts. It's a sad commentary
> and an indictment against the American Public School System, which must
> rely on Federal, State and Local Funds to survive.
> I agree completely with the point you are trying to make. Unfortunately,
> there are high school students in our own country who cannot locate places
> like India, Malaya, or Finland on a wall map. Write an intelligent sentence
> with a subject and predicate? Forget it! Most cannot even designate the
> eight parts of speech.
> Sad, but true. I've seen it and lived it.
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: "Ray Gouin" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 5:40:47 PM
> Subject: PIANO PRODIGY'S TREATMENT BY DC SCHOOLS
>
> Sad story as to how musical talent was treated by District of Columbia
> school system.
>
> Three cheer for the bureaucracy!
>
> http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/petula-dvorak-no-misrepresentati
> on-of-piano-prodigys-treatment-by-dc-schools/2014/09/09/8d19659e-38
> 5f-11e4-8601-97ba88884ffd_story.html?hpid=z4
>
> Best from Boston.
> Ray Gouin
>
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