While Beverly Hills public schools are not hurting for funds, $2 million (as of last April) to oppose this subway route is pretty misguided.
Here are a couple of letters in response to the recent L.A. Times editorial...
Letters: Tunnel vision in Beverly Hills
"The opposition to tunneling beneath Beverly Hills High School is small but vocal; it has been augmented by misleading and inflammatory articles in the Beverly Hills Courier, whose publisher doesn't even live in or adjacent to Beverly Hills."
One of the letters mentions Measure R, which was a successful ballot initiative to raise sales taxes specifically for transit purposes.