California PTA position on Proposition 38 and 30
Original post made by parent, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Nov 3, 2012
An important note about PTA's position on Proposition 38 and Proposition 30.
There is no question that the State of California needs additional revenues. Propositions 38 and 30 have different approaches and priorities, but both address this critical need for new revenues.
California State PTA's position of strong support for Proposition 38 is based on the fact that Proposition 38 guarantees substantial, new funding for every school for 12 years, which would raise our state's average per-student funding from the basement.
PTA's support position on Proposition 38 should not be construed by anyone as opposition to Proposition 30.
California State PTA has a neutral position on Proposition 30. Our position was adopted by our 120-member State Board of Managers, and is based on organizational authorities from our past convention resolutions and positions statements.
We know that many individuals and PTA members plan to vote "yes" for both initiatives on November 6, and if that is their preference, we encourage them to do so.
We also strongly support our teachers and educators in all of our communities, and we hope these dedicated public servants will similarly encourage people to vote for both initiatives if that is their individual preference. We must send a strong message that Californians are ready to pay more to support our schools.
For more information, please visit our website at www.capta.org, or the campaign website at www.prop38forlocalschools.org.