Dear Public School Teachers:
Although I think I am supposed to know stuff like this, I can’t understand why the school year now begins in late July or early August. I hope you do. All I know is I never started school before Labor Day and was out by Memorial Day.
Somehow in that period of time I learned to read and write and add and subtract well enough that I was able to hold a day job for many years. Maybe that is because teachers had more authority to teach in those days then than you have today. Those were the days before politicians decided they know more about education than you do — which they don’t.
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