Foundation gives $3.35 million to Menlo Park district schools
Original post made on Jun 12, 2012
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on Jun 12, 2012 at 12:20 pm
Selby Lane School is in Atherton. It could use a shot in the arm as well. Many children are from underserved neighborhoods. They could use community volunteers as well.
on Jun 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm
It's sad to see how this will play out - we continue to starve our state and federal agencies, so local communities have to fill the gap. All very well for communities that have the wealth to do so, not the same story for the rest of the country. A free market just doesn't quite do the trick here.
on Jun 12, 2012 at 4:57 pm
Fortunately, there is are enlightened members in the foundation to also support neighboring school districts (Ravenswood).
In the end, it comes down to the choice we can make (short of raising taxes to pay add teachers and firefighters to the public sector)...
The democrat in me wants to help fund less fortunate areas. Out of goodness, and in some respects, as a reasonable investment to improve their lifetime opportunity (cheaper to pay for school now than social services or incarceration later). Plus, well-educated everyone is good for the economy and our overall quality of life.
The republican in me loves the idea that my kids deserve the benefit of my investment in the foundation for THEIR school...and I sure get to enjoy the extra bump in property value.