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Letter: Segregated schools, no easy answers

Win or lose, Sean Walter said, his biggest

Win or lose, Sean Walter said, his biggest challenge in 2013 will be to get the town's Enterprise Park at Calverton subdivided so it can be sold and new businesses can open up there, bringing jobs and tax revenue to the town. Credit: Randee Daddona

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.

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


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