Grandparents for Education

Measures A and B on the November ballot continue the parcel taxes passed in 2008 for Santa Barbara Districts’ schools. If passed, they will continue music and art education for our elementary students and improved math, science and technology education in our secondary schools for four more years.

Our education has treated us grandparents very well. We are a lively, involved and a quite a long-lived older generation largely because we learned how to read, think, and appreciate what life has to offer us. Then our children came along and we had good schools for them and in most cases our children are even better-educated then we were. But now it’s time to step up for our grandchildren. Those of us seniors who really can’t afford the parcel tax can appeal to have the $48/$45 excused. I know that due to the financial crisis in 2008, our incomes are still down, tempting us to forget what we owe but we, here, in this time and place, have to give back what we were given. Vote yes on A and B.

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