With our muscle-bound governor building more prisons and cutting off the sick, poor, and elderly, we really should step up to support public education. But apparently only about a third of registered Pacifica voters bothered to mail in their Measure Q ballots to raise a few bucks for the schools. Of that measly third who voted, only three out of five approved the measure, not enough to make the two-thirds majority. This marks the triumph of ignorance and apathy over reason and civic responsibility. It is unconscionable that schools should have to scrimp and scratch for survival. All it does is guarantee that we eventually will need even more prisons to house all the victims of our declining educational system.