Letters to the Editor

Questions for Hanson

I have some questions for Fresno Unified School District Superintendent Michael Hanson.

I would like my daughter to spend 66 school days at home next year. She's getting ready to apply to college and needs to keep her grades up. What school should she go to and what classes should she take to make sure her absenteeism doesn't interfere with her grades?

I'm a teacher. After reading Superintendent Hanson's statement about "excessive absenteeism" not correlating with poor grades, I feel grossly overworked. It sounds like I could work 66 less days per year than I do and there would be no difference in student achievement! Does he think we should just shorten the school year?

I look forward to his reply.

Alison Beedy