With just a few days left before the election, here is another chance to learn a little more about Proposition 38.
This time, instead of a pop quiz, this is an Open Book Test.
Take a few moments for study--- so that when you enter the voting booth, you have done your homework.
Here are the two questions:
1. How much money will your local school receive?
2. How much money will you spend to support our schools and communities?
Prop 38 guarantees direct funding to local schools each year for 12 years. The calculator linked below provides snapshots of what your school or district would receive for three of the 12 school years.
For an estimation of how much you local school gets, click below:
Proposition 38 asks Californians to join together to invest in our children and our schools because we all share in the benefits of better schools and a better-educated workforce. It pays for these investments in K-12 and early education programs through a sliding scale tax increase that asks everyone to pay what they can, but asks the wealthiest to pay the most because they are most able to afford it.
For an estimation of how much you will spend, click here:
For those who have taken these quizzes, here is a quick review:
Title of Proposition 38:
TAX TO FUND EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.
You already know Proposition 38 sends billions of new dollars directly to California public schools to restore things that have been cut and bring back programs like arts, and music, and full time PE, and college counselors.
- Proposition 38 raises about $10 billion per year.
- Proposition 38 requires the funds be spent at each school based on the number of students.
- Proposition 38 provides extra funding for low-income students at their school.
- Proposition 38 helps teachers with training, technology and teaching materials.
You can find more information about Proposition 38 on the Secretary of State website:
The California State PTA helped write and is supporting Proposition 38 to restore the programs and services that have been cut at all our local schools.
Carol Kocivar is the president of the California Parent Teacher Association.