Wednesday
July
30
2014
12:00 pm
Weather

  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 

Check out our archive of Dining Guides - Yum!

Letter: Overtaxing schools
October 08, 2013, 05:00 AM Letter

Editor,

As a parent with three children enrolled in the San Mateo-Foster City School District, I am concerned that Measure P seems to exist primarily as a way to erect an enormous “super school” in Foster City. While this would indeed be a boon for Foster City, it makes a sad joke out of the very idea of equity. What good does a five-star school site there do for the students in San Mateo who have contended for years with terrible overcrowding on many campuses? Borel Middle School and San Mateo Park Elementary School, for example, are both at capacity, and Baywood Elementary School will soon be in the same boat. And what of the socioeconomic challenges faced by so many of our students? Where is the bond measure that addresses that? Finally, I resent the way technology and solar power are used to mask the inequity inherent in the measure as a whole. All the tablets and smart energy in the world are not going to increase student achievement if San Mateo classrooms are packed and teachers are overtaxed.

Veronica Montes

San Mateo

 

 

Tags: school, mateo, measure, foster,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  |  Bookmark and Share
<< Back
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Do you think Social Security will be solvent when you retire?

Yes, I'm already retired
Yes, I'm not there yet but it will be
No, the baby boomers will exhaust it
Not without major changes
It better be
Too heady to think about

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
A more vigorous U.S. economy appears to be emerging
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor from a grim start to 2014 and should show r..
Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout
WASHINGTON — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes t..
Shelling of UN school kills 15 as Gaza war rages
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school shelter..
Senate heads toward vote on border bill
WASHINGTON — A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border was headed for a procedural v..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2014 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County legal notices