We look for clearly written letters that advance the conversation, provide additional context for readers or contribute in other enlightening ways. We do not publish letters that contain vulgar language or personal attacks.

Letters should be about 150 to 175 words. If you have more to say, and you would like to be considered for an op-ed essay, please refer to our op-ed submission policy.

Due to the large volume of letters submitted, we cannot respond to every writer or acknowledge receiving a letter.

If you would like to reach any of our staff members individually, please see The Hechinger Report’s directory to find email addresses and phone numbers.