Viewpoint - January 20, 2010

Letter: Menlo should keep Ravenswood students

As a former teacher and tutor on the Peninsula, I think that taking away the opportunity for mostly low-income students from Ravenswood to attend Menlo Park schools would be a huge, huge mistake as mentioned in the Dec. 14 story: Menlo Park schools face unpleasant options.

Instead of being a burden on the school district, opening up enrollment would actually improve the district's financial situation as it would enable Menlo Park to apply for readily available federal and state funding for at-risk students through SES and Race to the Top initiatives. I argue that the best use of those funds is for one-on-one tutoring. Instead of limiting opportunity, opening our doors to other students would create a well-balanced, diverse, and more personalized learning atmosphere for all.

Seth Linden, president

Tutorpedia, San Francisco


There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields