Re "Region needs to re-engage around strong schools" (Editorials, Oct. 18): I wonder why The Bee's editorial board never mentions how Sacramento Unified School District Superintendent Jonathan Raymond "devoted extra resources" to his priority schools. He did it by taking federal Title 1 resources away from other schools.
The school my daughter attended was a 100 percent free lunch school, yet year after year we had to lose teachers, counselors, aides, computer labs and librarians and raise our class sizes all so his chosen schools could have the resources that were meant for my daughter and the rest of the students. Last year the superintendent closed my daughter's school, even though it had several hundred more students than some of his priority schools.
Raymond was supposed to be the superintendent of all the schools. A rising tide lifts all boats, but Raymond choose to try and lift a few chosen boats while sinking the boats around them.
-- Rosa Santana, Sacramento