Measures A and B are 'essential'

Your support of Measures A and B in order to preserve important Acalanes Union High School and Lafayette Elementary School Districts' academic programs is essential.

As a past school board member in both of these districts, I understand how vital it is to keep programs at their highest quality of coursework possible. Once a program is lost it is impossible to regain it. I know this firsthand; I served as a school board trustee during some of the most devastating periods for school finance. It was through this support that our communities came together to sustain and not lose the valued educational excellence we have today.

It takes coming together as a community such as ours to keep the bar high and strong in order to keep success at the top levels in California. Of course, Measures A and B can't possibly fix all that ails the state but it can help us keep control locally to maintain the excellence we have all come to expect. Measures A and B will allow us to maintain the best of the best. None of the money that we vote on today will go to the state funds it will stay here to preserve what we have.

My children are grown and are now active contributing members of society today. They received excellent education in this community thanks to the voters before us who knew how important it is to continue supporting quality and rigorous education. I hope we can do the same for today and the future generations of students.

So I hope you will please join me in voting Yes on Measures A and B.

Judy Carney

Lafayette

Thanks for the anti-A & B publicity

I would like to thank Kevin Lewis for his April 18 letter to the Sun giving me publicity for writing the arguments against Measures A & B. I am amazed someone actually read the arguments. His insulting tirade just might get some more people to read my free speech.

Mr. Lewis actually gives me credit for the outcome of an election. He said it would be my fault, because my arguments are "shocking."

The man has a short memory. In 2011, this same newspaper published a tirade by a tax supporter blaming my opposition arguments for the defeat of Measure G.

Mr. Lewis loved the pro-tax arguments. He should -- they were professionally written by consultants and can be found on the Internet. The exact same wording is used on every school tax ballot in California

I could not find any good arguments against school taxes. Most people can't seem to figure out that schools are government. Public schools teach public mind control.

Bruce R. Peterson

Lafayette