WEATHER »

Half Empty?


Political scientist Rob Reich questions the fairness of donations to better public schools when poorer communities cannot raise as much money. This glass-half-empty perspective would restrain progress through charitable funding as long as there is even one school that might be left behind.

When a community comes together to support its school, other schools benefit. If school improvements are developed, funded, and proved with the help of a school foundation, the concept can then be adopted at other schools, with widespread benefits. The more affluent communities bear a larger share of the cost for this kind of progress.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story. Leaving a comment means you agree to our Discussion Guidelines. We like civilized discourse. We don't like spam, lying, profanity, harassment or personal attacks.

comments powered by Disqus
event calendar sponsored by:

A Good Rain Finally Falls

Gibraltar Dam spills, Lake Cachuma is on the rise.

Can Santa Barbara Cope with Climate Change?

With the weather growing ever weirder, adaptation is now the name of the game.

Santa Barbara Struggles to Adapt to Sea-Level Rise

The City of Santa Barbara struggles to adapt to rising sea levels and save beaches and property.

Inside the Botanic Garden’s Fort Knox of Pressed Plants

Flora are the foundation of all habitats and will help stave off ecological collapse.

What Can I Do to Help Counteract Climate Change?

Opting out is no longer an option.