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Want to cut crime? Keep schools open

IF SUMMER crime prevention is your goal, then year-round schooling is your answer (“Summer crime threat shows need for new police tactics,” Editorial, June 29). Families ought to spend some time together in the good weather, but 10 weeks off in the summer is as disruptive to learning as it is an opportunity for mischief. Instead of paying for extra police, why not pay for more teachers? Violence would decrease, and learning would increase.

Michael J. Maguire

West Roxbury

The writer is a teacher at Boston Latin Academy.

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