Also strange to me is the fact that we pay very little per pupil to receive a high quality education. You can't get a mediocre "private" (religious) school education for the price we pay per student.
A high quality private school is upwards of 30K per year.(The Harker School in San Jose) The thing I loved about Pleasanton and the thing I love in general about public education is that it is available to all persons regardless of income.
The economy is not in a good place. Times are tough for all and if you don't want to pay the parcel tax then don't vote for it. I would like to call for a stop to the negativity, vitriol, hatred and demonizing of the staff members. I would expect that the educated people of this town could come up with a more productive way to debate idealogical differences.
This very ugly and public battle is teaching my kids a lot. I'm just not sure that this is what I moved here for them to learn.
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