The lack of intelligent solutions that public officials can come up with to solve the problems of underperforming schools is astounding ["Eye on LI segregation," News, May 14].

Riverhead Town Supervisor Sean Walter's solution is to allow students to go any school district they want to, regardless of where they live. Class sizes would swell at some schools; they and the taxpayers would be overburdened.

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Theresa Sanders of the Urban League of Long Island plays the race card, saying that African-Americans aren't shown houses in white communities.

The most important factor in educating a child is the environment in the home. We are all busy, but it doesn't cost anything for parents to do homework with their children. If the only solution for a subpar school district is to export students, these so-called leaders need to go back to the drawing board.

Steven Mirabell, Holbrook