To the Editor:
This is in response to Dan Peven’s letter (Forum, Sept. 30). He raises serious and legitimate concerns about the functioning of the Berkeley Unified School District – concerns which I share.
I would be the first to admit that there has been historical mismanagement and lack of accountability in this school district. That does not, to me, in any way detract from my original argument: Public education funding in the state of California in the year 2002 is woefully inadequate. My concern is primarily for the Berkeley Unified School District, but it is also for all districts and all the schools within California. We all need to support efforts to improve our local schools and to simultaneously advocate for additional state funding for our schools.
Berkeley School Board