Posted by Parent, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Apr 29, 2008 at 4:47 pm
Question it if you must, but we are not afraid of questions. That is how we learn.
In return, I will ask you a question. "If your roof was leaking, your bathroom outdated, your car totalled, would you borrow money to pay for these improvements?" The answer is probably "yes". If the answer was even to give no more money back just pay the same interest for longer, would that help to make it even more so? The answer is probably "yes".
It can be argued that the money from selling schools years ago should have been saved for this, but the fact is that it was and it is now gone, even the principal. We can't sell more schools, in fact we can't keep getting rent from the properties we now own and are renting out as we need them. So, the rainy day money has gone, already spent. And now it is raining again.
Compare the schools to your own home and if you want improvements in the home to keep up to date, then why should our students be any different?
Now that you have questioned yourself, any more questions?