My wife and I received our $64 state tax rebate check. I took it to our bank, cashed it, spent the money on dinner and a movie, and I am not the least bit ashamed.
I believe that this $64, like other consumer expenditures, helps the economy grow. When businesses and their employees prosper, then society as a whole reaps the rewards.
The Times editorial "How to Help Your School" (Nov. 22) states that California's public schools are entitled to this money. I wonder what the schools are doing with the $25 billion (out of a budget of $40 billion) that California taxpayers are giving them already.
The schools evidently have an excess of administrators and other bureaucratic personnel who do little to educate our children. And while teachers certainly mean well, they have been trained mainly on how to teach, not what to teach.