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Viewpoint - April 28, 2010

Letter: Private school mom supports Measure C

I'm a parent of an elementary-age daughter, and although she has always attended a private school, I will absolutely be voting yes on Measure C, the Menlo Park school district's parcel tax.

Providing quality public school education is not something we should be equivocal about: the foundation of a developed society is well-educated citizens. Just as police and fire services are seen as basic infrastructure, so should strong public schools.

The fact that our state government is such a mess that they can't provide this basic service, and that California ranks near the bottom of state spending per student nationwide, shouldn't prevent us from doing the right thing locally. We can provide high quality schools in Menlo Park, and passing this parcel tax will help us do so. Of course, strong schools are good for everyone's property values as well. So please vote yes on Measure C.

Laura Steuer, Felton Drive, Menlo Park

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