In the past 4 years, more than $20 billion has been cut from public education in California. We rank 47th in the nation in per-student funding and now have the largest class sizes in the country. This year an additional $8 billion in new cuts are being proposed. And without new revenue, an additional $6 billion will be cut from public education.
CTA stands with the Governor in support of Proposition 30, the “Schools and Public Safety Protection Act”. It is the only funding initiative that takes care of the whole state by closing the budget deficit and paying down the state’s wall of debt, while providing billions for public schools and essential services. It does not raise income taxes on the poor or middle class.
Prop 30 is a tax on millionaires that asks the richest Californians to pay their fair share to help fund public education and other essential services.
Freshman Olivia Cichocki-Bartlett of Riverside Poly High School spoke at Yes on Prop. 30 event on how budget cuts affect her and her classmates. See other Yes on Prop. 30 event photos by viewing our FlickR feed.
Every child deserves a chance to learn and no child succeeds alone.
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