Re "A school that cares triumphs" (Marcos Breton, Sept. 4): The column on Kenny Elementary school was greatly unfair to the "non-priority" schools in Sacramento by implying that they don't care about their students. Reading the article closely reveals that Kenny is a "priority" school, which had more funding than others, more teacher training, protected teachers from layoffs, and smaller classes. It is a neighborhood school whose size is so small that it should have been closed under the superintendent's criteria he used last year to close other schools.
Certainly the teachers and staff at Kenny should be congratulated on their achievement, and this should be a guide for the district to use with the other schools: smaller schools, neighborhood schools, smaller class size, more money per student, more training, and no teacher layoffs. Or will this just be a demonstration of what all the students in Sacramento should receive, but won't.
-- Bill Jurkovich, Citrus Heights