SF Chronicle: Letters to the Editor, March 23, 2012
As my daughter, a senior at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, decides which top college to attend, I'd like to publicly thank all of her teachers and principals in San Francisco's public schools and to encourage families who may be on the fence about their school assignment to "go public."
Alvarado was a fantastic school when we enrolled, but not well known in the community. James Lick was transformed by strong leadership and an infusion of arts (thanks to the Public Education Enrichment Fund) and is now a school of choice.
There are challenges with public education, but there is so much that is working. Public education is worth investing in - with your time and with your money - and I still believe that public school reform begins with enrollment.
Get a great education for your child - but have an impact on many other children, too. If you want to help but don't have kids, vote for a tax measure that would support public education, contact the San Francisco Education Fund to volunteer, make a huge donation, or just go to a school play.
Thank you to the San Francisco school district, to the PTA and to Parents for Public Schools.
Sandra Halladey, San Francisco