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We Can't Afford to Lose the Postal Service; by Casey Cep

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'The Founders  understood the Postal Service as an essential vehicle  that unifies a nation -- profitability was not the goal. As with public education and public libraries, self-sufficiency is not the measure of the agency’s success. Postal employees like my mother have always considered themselves public servants: they deliver the mail, but also tend to the common good. Just as the U.S.P.S. had always been for its customers, it eventually became one of the nation’s most egalitarian institutions for employment, which is  an 'act of service.' Trump may deride the U.S.P.S. as “a joke,” but,  it is one of our most important accomplishments.Republican leaders have long tried to kill the U.S.P.S. Now the coronavirus is helping!

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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