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Making schools great again

Nancy S. Grasmick, former state schools superintendent, labored tirelessly to bring schools into an era of accountability.
Nancy S. Grasmick, former state schools superintendent, labored tirelessly to bring schools into an era of accountability. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)

Thank you, Nancy Grasmick, for your wonderful timely analysis of the state of teaching in our country ("The teaching profession needs an overhaul," Oct. 9). Brilliantly done. I hope the education community as well as the community at large take note of your observations and the expertise you bring to the issue.

At the national level, the current race for president seems to be akin to a weekly TV sitcom with little or no real emphasis on how we view and intend to address the importance of education to our nations' growth and development. Or anything else for that matter. If we really want strong communities and a great nation, we need to make education a higher priority. A strong educational commitment is what will truly "Make America Great Again."

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Nathaniel McFadden, Baltimore

The writer, a Democrat, represents Baltimore's 45th District in the Maryland Senate.

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