Kudos to Steven Klees for his op-ed on the school administrators' manifesto. ("The superintendents' wrong solution," Oct. 22). As a Baltimore City teacher, I was heartened to read so sensible an analysis. The current "blame the teachers" trend in our country's educational debate is particularly ironic: Since when have teachers made the decisions about how our public schools are run? Since when have teachers been consulted about curriculum development or about whether the educational practice du jour makes any sense? I can't think of another profession that has a more top-down decision-making process than public education, except for the armed forces. Yet now, teachers are held solely accountable for student performance.