I’ve previously posted about the excellent decision made by the Sacramento City Unified School District to withdraw from an NCLB Waiver granted to a consortium of nine California school districts (see Big News! Sacramento Withdraws From NCLB Waiver Granted CORE Districts).

Former Superintendent Jonathan Raymond, whom I liked personally but with whom I had a number of policy and strategy differences, then criticized the district’s decision in a Sacramento Bee guest column.

Today, the President of the School Board responded in his own guest Sacramento Bee column. Here’s an excerpt: