There’s about a dozen Measure H-related letters to the editor in today’s Alameda Journal, many of them very impassioned and most written in support of the parcel tax. Below is an excerpt from a letter by Heather Hildreth. I like it because it focuses on the question of, “How good can our schools be?” Rather than, as some who oppose Measure H have, “What’s the minimum they can get by with?”
Have you ever heard anyone say of their town, that it was “too safe, the streets were too clean and the schools were too good”? I haven’t, so I just shake my head when I read editorials and letters stating that Alameda schools should get by with less then they have now…Until we can say of Alameda that it is better than excellent we still have to work to make it better. We cannot afford to lose ground.
And here’s the Alameda Journal‘s editorial in support of Measure H, “Alameda Measure H needs every vote to make a difference,” which, in case you’ve somehow missed all the basic facts, lays them out very clearly.