MI Issue has divided this town
Original post made by Parent, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Jan 31, 2007
Now that the Board has rejected the MI proposal (at least for the time being) we need to build some bridges across this town to fix the divide that has occurred as a result of the debate. Although for the large part both sides have been cordial, there have been some very divisive undertones ranging from racist remarks (including debates about whether they are racist remarks) to charter threats and insulting innuendos, plus an inclusion of children in this debate where they do not deserve to be. This community, particularly the school communities, have always put children first and differences second. Now as adults, we have to find ways to make sure that the wounds are healed and the divide vanishes. The problem is how to do this without this becoming more or a partisan divide. Lets start to co-operate and get over this. We don't want this divide and more importantly, our children don't deserve this divide!!