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Yes on 15 Election Results

Against all odds, Prop. 15 made history – taking on the toughest fight in California to address our most pressing challenges.

“Educators are deeply grateful to California voters who joined our incredible community and labor coalition that came together to put students and families ahead of additional profits for a handful of big corporations. We came very close, but we demonstrated the power of democracy in action. We demonstrated the difference we can make for ourselves and the next generation. That alone is a victory. The fight for much-needed funding for equitable resources continues as our schools and communities face billions in devastating budget cuts.” 

CTA President E. Toby Boyd

It’s Time to Put Schools & Communities First.

Voting Yes on Prop. 15 to put Schools & Communities First will:

  • Reclaim $12 billion per year for K-12 schools, community colleges and local communities
  • Close commercial property tax loopholes that corporations and wealthy investors use to avoid paying their fair share of property taxes
  • Protect all homeowners and renters by maintaining tax protections for ALL residential Property
  • Ensure strict accountability so that money goes directly to our schools and communities


California has the 5th largest economy in the world but ranks 41st in per-pupil education funding and dead last in teacher to student ratio. This is WRONG. Learn more at #WeAreCTA

Strong Support for Schools & Communities First

LA Times endorses YES on Prop. 15!


A screenshot of a tweet by John Legend on September 1, 2020 that reads: I will be voting Yes On 15 to reclaim billions of dollars that could help fund our schools. Follow Schools1stCA to learn more.

CA SPI Tony Thurmond signs the SCF petition surrounded by supporters

“As the head of California’s educational system, it is my top priority to champion policies which give our students more opportunities to succeed. That’s why I’m endorsing the Schools & Communities First initiative…if we’re serious about addressing the historic inequities within California’s educational system and delivering results for our students, we all need to step up and pass this initiative.”

– Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction endorses Schools & Communities First.


Every County Will Benefit From Schools & Communities First

Studies show that Schools and Communities First will benefit every.single.county in California. The full review by the USC Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) includes estimated revenue gains by county.

Check out our estimated funding calculator to see how your district or direct-funded charter school will benefit from passing Prop. 15.