About the time I turned 13, Prop 13 passed. Libraries and other crucial services were threatened with closure. When asked what this would mean for children, I can still remember Howard Jarvis’ response, “What do they need libraries for, they’re all illiterate anyway?” Now, my son will soon turn 13, and that meanness of spirit has brought us to this place where where our schools are not the best, but the worst in the country.
Here is why the Howard Jarvises of our state should care….because kids are our future, and it doesn’t matter if they are black, brown or whatever, they will pay our social security, etc. If we are to do better, don’t they deserve better?