NOB HILL—Yesterday I went to Monte Vista Elementary School.  I haven’t taught there for over 15 years, but still it was a pretty emotional experience.  And today, of course, is our school bond election.

But what is a school?  There is something about a school that cannot be captured in statistical data.  I should know; I taught elementary school here in Albuquerque for 31 years.  Nineteen of those years were spent in the 4th and 5th grade classrooms of Monte Vista Elementary School.