To the editors:
Of all the priorities set for education by Mayor Nutter (see Nutter's education to-do list), the one that caught my eye is his focus on our middle schools. I’m happy to hear Mayor Nutter is interested in middle school students because then children are like soft clay – easy to mold. If we mold them the right way before they harden, we can shape them to be good students and even better citizens.
The writer is a first-year corps member in City Year Philadelphia.