At Choate, Decades of ‘I’d Rather Let It Go at That’

The reply he got was shocking, according to a report released by the school on Thursday. The alumni director, Edward Ayres, told the former student that his complaints were somewhat awkward given that a number of his classmates and their parents had “contributed several hundred thousand” to create a memorial fund for the man. Why had they done that? “Damned if I know,” Mr. Ayres wrote, “but his teaching did reach a lot of kids since 1944, and I’d rather let it go at that.”