All Davis voters should vote on Measure E rationally, and not emotionally swayed by the many parents and teachers painting very desperate scenarios. As several writers pointed out, in these tough times, parents must come forward to share the burden, as is the case of parents of most college students. Moreover, we still do not have good basic budgeting approaches presented to the voters.
Giving an exemption for senior citizens is clearly designed to attract their votes without assuming financial responsibility, an unscrupulous play in democracy. And please ask: Why should many small rental property owners be paying another one in a long series of school tax increases (note: increasing rent is a nonviable option)? Also, Bob Dunning has clearly found a serious legal problem in the wording of this measure.