Kurt Page, San Clemente
Steve Lang says that the days of “us against them” must end at CUSD, but if he had been living around here for more than a year, he would already know that the current school board has restored peace, calm and mutual respect for the last two years. It is Lang himself who could create an “us against them” environment if elected. For instance, he claims that the highest performing large school district in California would somehow be better if only the teachers who helped make that happen would take a massive pay cut (on top of our existing pay cuts) and work furlough days for free. That’s not what I would call a unifying policy or an educationally sound one.
On the other hand, incumbent John Alpay has helped repair the turmoil that that the previous board (now Steve Lang supporters) established and maintained through lawsuits, inflammatory rhetoric and questionable policies. Let’s not allow Steve Lang and his gang to drag us back to those days.