Did you go to a school here in Seattle?
Schools, especially public schools, are integral to the quality of our neighborhoods and city. In fact, many will say the public schools are essential to democracy.
Without getting too soap-boxey, we need to care about this institution whether we have children or not.
Stay informed (http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/news/local/links/schoolclosure16.html ), and remember, next time there is a vote giving you the opportunity to support the schools with a levy or new tax, consider seriously the impact of your choice.