To the Editor: Shame on The Daily Republic. It is obvious you tried to put schools in a bad light. Your recent budget request project grows from your premise that schools are secretive about their budgets. It was dishonest of you to request the budget not for the purpose of examining the budget, but only to verify your pre-determined idea. You say that 12 of the schools never did supply a budget. But it is probable they did not follow through because they became aware of your shenanigans. Is it good for citizens to know that school budgets are available to them? Absolutely it is.