Voter Guide: Big issues face Sequoia board candidates
Original post made on Oct 11, 2013
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on Oct 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm
Hopefully all the candidates learn from the short-sightedness of their predecessors who years ago sold valuable properties -- the San Carlos and Ravenswood High sites -- to developers in the interest of short term funding. More recently board members won what I consider an extravagant parcel assessment, much of which was wasted on unnecessary "improvements" that do little to improve core education. Example: What does the "architecturally significant" performing arts center do to support the core function of our schools? That money is now gone, and they, like their counterparts in the Los Lomitas and Menlo Park School Districts are coming back to the well yet again.
And let's hear it for the Coomon Core. Coomon sense in education. Reasoning and thinking translate a lot more easily across language barriers than rote memorization.
on Oct 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm
Why do we have 3 school districts in Menlo Park? The students from Bellehaven and East Palo Alto could flow better into Menlo Atherton if they had a school more comparable to the other schools that flow into M-A. Since schools are funded largely by property taxes, drawing the school districts the way they are seems to ensure subpar schools for those on the other side of 101. What would it take to change this?
on Oct 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm
Peter Carpenter is a registered user.
What would it take to change this?
Appropriate public outrage.