1) People only care about their own children.
2) Rich parents generally get their way.
The closure of decrepit Bullis Purissima in 2003 appeared to be an exception to rule #2. But now Los Altos Hills officials, clearly still bitter about that decision, are poised to form the town's own elementary school district and send their children to high school in Palo Alto. According to the Voice:
They hope to unify Los Altos Hills kids at one elementary school instead of dividing them between Los Altos and Palo Alto.
This is a frightening proposition, given the carnage that ensued the last time the children of Los Altos Hills all got together.
I can hardly wait for the inevitable proposal to change the name of the town to Palo Alto Hills, or maybe something like The Heights. At least they'll get rid of those silly protest cows.