East Palo Alto to get $500,000 for teachers

Charter-school deal will also help struggling Ravenswood district meet federal standards

In a deal that will put more teachers in East Palo Alto schools and help them meet federally mandated improvements, the Ravenswood City School District will sponsor a charter high school previously slated for sponsorship by the Sequoia Union High School District.

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Posted by Kidding Me?
a resident of Menlo Park
on Mar 17, 2008 at 10:32 am

So dollars that were paid for from property owners from one ditrict are having their money routed to another district? Oh socialism is coming so quickly.... This is going to lead the government to giving out coupons for new television signal convertors...oh wait that is happening too.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 17, 2008 at 5:38 pm

East Palo Alto IS in the Sequoia Union High School District and their tax dollars go to support that district, so the money isn't leaving the district. It is going to support the charter school, which is the same for all charter schools. This seems like a good solution for both the residents of EPA and the Sequoia district given the alternatives.

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Posted by Kelly
a resident of Menlo Park
on Apr 9, 2008 at 12:20 pm

I am always shocked at the blatant sense of selfishness in the affluent communities surrounding East Palo Alto and even Redwood City. These kids are part of our larger community and deserve an education. Kidding me? may very well be writing from his/her $2mil house, sipping imported coffee after shuttling the kids off to private school donned in their best Juicy wear. How embarassing for us all...I KNOW that all of our residents DO NOT share those cynical sentiments and I hope Kidding me? gets out there and does something nice for someone who has a little less today.

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