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A Loudoun County school board meeting on Oct. 26 in Ashburn, Va.
A Loudoun County school board meeting on Oct. 26 in Ashburn, Va. (Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
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The Nov. 14 Outlook essay “As one of the first White kids in a Black school, I learned not to fear history,” by Woody Holton, the White son of a former governor of Virginia, should be mandatory reading by all students, parents, teachers, school board members and politicians in the Old Dominion and elsewhere.

Marilyn Silvey, Ashburn

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