All of these hats lead me to support Measure C, to provide funds that will help to maintain the quality of education that so benefited my children. Having a well-educated populace is in my best interest and a benefit to everyone.
Even though I no longer have children attending our schools, I care about the children who are there now. When my children were in school, others paid property taxes to support their education and I was very grateful. The way I say "thank you" is to continue to pay my fair share.
My fair share is less than 50 cents per day! Even though my property taxes are high, it's not as if I can't manage 50 cents a day! It's a bargain, and if I couldn't manage it, I could take advantage of the senior citizen exemption. I won't, but no one would judge a senior who needed that relief.
All those folks who are concerned about losing local control of schools or complaining about government takeover of our rights should be out pounding the streets in favor of Measure C. This is local control at its best.
One of the beautiful things about this country is that we band together to support each other. When we established a public school system for everyone, our country flourished.
Margo McAuliffe, East Creek Drive, Menlo Park