Letters to the Editor: Kevin de León wants to serve his constituents. So why isn’t he resigning?
I would be interested in hearing why someone who’s made a career out of serving his constituents wants to continue serving them. Why not step down and let his constituents elect someone who makes good decisions for them?
You are correct to note that the people of San Diego County have had many years to find someone who will be their new superintendent of schools. Why not leave and let the voters do the job?
Kevin de León has made his mark as our county’s school superintendent. He oversaw the construction of numerous school buildings, including the new high school campus in Mission Valley, which will be a model for the rest of the country — and he is the only superintendent in the Bay County School District.
During the past two decades, he has made the case that the San Diego County School District is the county’s largest employer. He is the only superintendent in the country who has led the development of more than one district-wide magnet program, which has helped to attract top-notch faculty and support all students and their families.
In a time when we are facing difficult times, it is vitally important that we continue to provide quality education to our students. Our children must have every opportunity to succeed academically, athletically and mentally.
I think that the superintendent’s primary responsibility is to the student and the parent in San Diego County, and my expectation for him is that he will remain on the job until such time that he does not meet that standard.
Karen Yee M.D.
If you don’t want to serve your constituents, then by all means resign!
I’m glad that the administration was able to cut $80 million of the $100 million that Gov. Jerry Brown has requested for education.
However, in addition to the cuts, the new “parent trigger” plan will also impose higher fees on parents. Under this scheme, the local tax rate will increase to 2.5 percent ($200 on the dollar) for families with incomes below $200,000 annually.