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Keith Negley – NYT OpEd


Yesterday I got the call from Matt Dorfman for today’s OpEd. This was originally a sketch for last weekend’s Sunday Review but it got pushed back a week and eventually turned into an OpEd. I’ve always admired the inventive eye matt lends to the OpEd pages and while I’ve done my share for this section over the years, I had yet to contribute a piece that worked outside the grid in any interesting fashion.
The story is about how public schools, while working hard to keep the struggling kids in, are failing the high ability students. These bright kids have all the potential, but lack the wherewithal to enroll in the kind of rigorous private schools necessary to truly get a leg up in society. Here is the full story, and a detail below. Thanks for reading!



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