At the time of year when I feel poorest with all the "donations" I am expected to give to my kids' schools in terms of fundraisers and contributions, I hear that the Hewlett Foundation is giving a huge amount of money to Berkeley. I am not that poor, just feel it and feel for those who are.
Now wouldn't it be nice of the Foundation which is based in Palo Alto were to think of their own public schools. After all, the amount of HP parents who send their kids to school here must be pretty high so keeping their employees happy would be a bonus. Wouldn't it be nice if they could donate to the local schools rather than another bond issue or parcel tax.
The phrase "Charity begins at home" comes to mind.