Bush's Choice Education Plan and Private Schools

Regarding the news article "Governors Stress Schools," Aug. 3: The wording of the governors' No. 1 education goal - "By the year 2000, all children in America will start school ready to learn" - appears to ignore that children coming to school have already learned much and are ready and eager to learn much more.

Perhaps the intent of the goal would be clearer if rewritten: Children in America will start school "ready to learn what schools want them to learn in the way schools want them to learn it." Lawrence Schlack, Kalamazoo, Mich.

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