Measure M: A CASE FOR OUR KIDS OR FOR PARTY POLITICS?
submitted by blog contributor: frustrated republican
On November 8th, responsible parents, teachers and taxpayers will have the privilege and responsibility to provide our kids that rich and safe school environment that all students are morally and legally entitled to.
This political battle over Measure M is frustrating. For some reason, my party has an obsessive addiction to CUSD. It’s like we attempt to make CUSD our party’s private “whipping boy” every election cycle. Our candidates use the same verbiage every time. “The board is corrupt they don’t listen to parents, they are bought by the union and they just want to tax and spend. Enough Already!
For our kids a “republican” or “democratic” talking point or “core value” is not on their list of high school concerns. Their concern is being able to pass the math test next Friday, planning for the chemistry project on Monday and completing the research paper for English this week.
These should be some of the best times of their lives. Instead many high school students are stressed about their future. The recession and unemployment are discussed so frequently on the television and internet; the students can’t help but to wonder how it’s all going to affect them after high school. Many of the students are beginning to question their decisions to go on to college. They are wondering what the job market is going to be like? Will they be able to justify putting full-time employment aside in lieu of a college education? Should they pursue the field they are actually interested in or pursue a field that will be more lucrative? Will an Associate’s degree be enough or should they go for a bachelors? And will a bachelors be enough? The least of their concerns should be the safety of their school.
Our kids should not have to be concerned with toilets that do not work, restrooms in disrepair and dirty. Is there toilet paper in the stalls, will the air conditioning be working, is that mold or just old paint in the corner, will the roof leak during a rain and can we secure our classroom in case of an emergency.
These issues should be the concerns of parents, not “political talking barbs” used for the advancement of a particular party’s political philosophy or candidates. One would think if any cause could unite parents of different political parties to address issues it would be the future of our kids. Obviously not.
This bond may not be perfect or the best crafted one but it’s the right one, at the right time for the right community. Our community. Students need our help not our political sniping and they need it now! They need US now. As far as I am concerned our kid’s education is more important than any risk the bond may possibly hold. I vote for our kids every time. Vote YES measure M.
VOTE YES ON MEASURE M! SAY YES TO OUR KIDS!