Everyone must sacrifice

While I absolutely want to see our schools get funded and our students to get the best education they deserve, I am completely torn about Measure C. I was a school board member in my old hometown and dealt with the same issues the schools in Davis are dealing with today and have been for […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Unemployed and marginalized

On Page A6 Wednesday, The Enterprise has an article titled “Jobless Rate Falling.” This article gave me hope after being unemployed for more than a year. I turned to the want ads and found 12 jobs. One asks if you have an extra bedroom in your home for a developmentally disabled adult. One is for […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

We vote yes, with gratitude

As we carefully inked in the entire box marked YES for Measure C on both of our vote-by-mail ballots, we reflected on what Davis schools have meant to us. We arrived in Davis 25 years ago just in time for our oldest child to enter first grade. As the years passed, both children thrived in […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Twin troubles at home

Dear Annie: My wife, “Jane,” and I have been married for five years, and she is the love of my life. She has an identical twin sister named “Jordan.” The two women are best friends. Jordan is at our house four or five times a week, but does not impose on our marriage. She is […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Israel shelters its gay residents

While I can agree with much of what Dean Spade says in the article in the Feb. 7  Enterprise, I am appalled at Spade’s ignorance and prejudice in relation to Israel. Spade, a transsexual, praises  groups “launching divestment campaigns in their universities to get them to stop supporting companies that are complicit in the Israeli occupation.” […]

February 16, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Our schools need this tax support

By Kathy Glatter As a parent of two Davis elementary students, I strongly support Measure C. My husband and I both volunteer in my kids’ first- and third-grade classes at North Davis Elementary. It gives us an up-close look at what is going on in our school. The class, 25 children strong, seems really full. […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Tax truly benefits our students

Thank you, Jeff Hudson and The Davis Enterprise, for the excellent article on Sunday’s front page. Readers, if you missed it — it was Super Bowl Sunday, after all — check out The Enterprise online, www.davisenterprise.com, to read it in full. The Davis school board, administration, teachers and classified staff have been doing a remarkable […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

School district funding is ample

Davis residents, please vote no on the Measure C, the March 6 Davis school tax hike. Acting like a typical government monopoly that it is, the public school bureaucracy always sacrifices students first (fewer days, fewer hours per day, curtailed Wednesdays), always leaving untouched lucrative pension and health care benefits and other perquisites and leaving […]

February 09, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Waiting for him to decide?

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Clifford” for 36 years. He recently told me he is in love with his secretary and wants to be with her. Did I mention she is 23 and in the process of getting a divorce? Clifford is the last person I would have expected to do this. I […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Tax needed now, more than ever

I write to encourage Davis voters to participate in the vote-by-mail special election called by our Davis Board of Education. In order to participate, voters must return their ballots to the Yolo County Elections Department by mail, or drop off their completed ballots at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, no […]

February 10, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Don’t need services? Don’t pay!

Jose Granda and Tom Randall Jr., the official voices against Measure C in the county’s voter information pamphlet that came in the mail on Friday, perceive the use of tax money for our schools as “forced tuition in public schools.” On their website, they suggest that only people with children should be made to pay […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,

Children’s views on Measure C

We love school and we love our teachers. We are there to learn, so don’t take it away. It wouldn’t be any fun if there was no library at school. We can’t imagine what life would be like without our school how it is now, and we don’t want to! Please vote yes on Measure […]

February 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters | Tagged ,