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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

 

 

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