I understand the anger of parents about the programs in our schools that are currently on the chopping block (it boggles my mind that we are actually, and with straight faces, discussing cutting sports from high schools and music from elementary schools), but the news of a move afoot to recall board members if high school sports are cut makes no sense. YES it is horrible to cut art, music, AP classes, sports. NO the board can’t just snap their fingers and get the money back (it is our governor who has proposed the 10 percent across the board cuts and the suspension of Prop. 98). YES we need to band together to find alternate sources of funding for our schools if we want to maintain their current level of service. A local parcel tax, the terms of which the board will vote on tonight, is one way that we have to relatively immediately (vote could be in June) maintain the status quo for our schools. So instead of an I-me-mine attitude and instead of an Us v. Them attitude let us all band together and pass this parcel tax for the good for our schools, for the good for neighbors and for the good of our community.