This is in response to Sally Sanchez of El Centro, who suggested in her letter of May 15 that fully half of the teachers in the El Centro Elementary School District are "substandard."
Since there are a total of 309 teachers currently working in the school district, this would mean that approximately 154 are "failing" to provide a quality education to their students.
Talk about painting with a broad (and venomous) brush.
If I were you, Ms. Sanchez, and I really believed that 50 percent of the teachers in the school district were the non-performing malcontents you say they are, I would be looking for another school district right about now. I'd also be naming names (154 of them, to be exact) instead of making specious claims in the newspaper. The truth is that teachers in the ECESD are among the best in the Imperial Valley and their students have the test scores to prove it. That doesn't mean teachers are uniformly perfect (they leave that to you, Ms. Sanchez), only that they are trying to be.