The November 6 election was critical for the future of public education. Educators were out in force spreading the word: YES on Prop. 30 and NO on Prop. 32.
SACRAMENTO—California students and working families won a clear victory on Nov. 6 as voters clearly demonstrated their willingness to invest in our public schools
Teachers 2, Billionaires 0: Prop. 30 wins, 32 goes down to defeat in hard-fought election won by dedicated educators
Science teacher Dana Johnsen from the Oak Grove School District in San Jose celebrates with colleagues after battle with billionaires nets educators the winners!
Disclosure by Arizona nonprofit shows ties to Koch brothers
Under pressure from California’s political watchdog, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), an Arizona Political Action Committee (Super-PAC) has admitted that it took $11 million from another super-pac, effectively “laundering” the money that it then contributed in an effort to defeat Proposition 30, the governor’s school revenue measure, and to pass Proposition 32, the Special Exemptions Act that would help wealthy special interests increase their political power.
The truth is, if Proposition 30 fails, the state will have to slash schools and other programs that voters care deeply about. It would leave the state with an $8.5-billion hole in its budget - almost twice as large a gap as the alternative cuts floated by GOP leaders.The best way to avoid that is to pass Proposition 30. (Photo by Lenny Ignelzi / Associated Press / October 23, 2012)
"Rich Kids of Prop 32" as seen on Tumblr
Following the popular Internet meme, there's a new "Rich Kids" Tumblr dedicated to exposing the billionaires behind Proposition 32.
A Sacramento Superior Court judge confirmed tonight her ruling against an obscure Arizona campaign group, saying the failure to investigate the source of its funds would cause irreparable harm to California voters. Judge Shelleyanne W.L. Chang's final ruling ordered Phoenix-based Americans for Responsible Leadership, which donated $11 million to kill Gov. Jerry Brown's tax increase in Proposition 30 and support the campaign finance measure Prop. 32, to turn over information to state regulators on Thursday.
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