Re: Thomas Cahill's review of Howard Gardner's book, "To Open Minds" (Book Review, Jan. 14):
To Cahill's comment that Gardner "goes off the rails entirely" in calling for "individual-centered learning," and that educational theorists are "not in any schools in the real world," I would reply that those who are busiest home-schooling their children are living and proving the worth of such an idea.
A short look back in our history reveals a similar scheme working in countless one-room schoolhouses.
If, as many believe, our education system would benefit from a complete overhaul, these two sources have not yet been mined of all their realistic, effective, simple and inexpensive methods.
KAREN RASKIN-YOUNG, NORTH HOLLYWOOD