There’s been a lot of news lately about the draft Alameda Point environmental impact report (EIR), especially its chapter on traffic. There hasn’t been a lot of news about the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Navy’s jointly issued final environmental assessment for Alameda Point and their traffic impact report for the planned military cemetery, columbarium, and outpatient medical clinic at Alameda Point.

As I was reading the opinion piece “Keep the ‘American Dream’ Alive,” Jan. 9, I recognized the prevalent teacher assumption that parents are at fault for much of the low achievement in our classrooms. I understood the sentiment because I held the same assumption/excuse for more than 25 of my 34 years as a teacher and administrator.

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