As a parent of two school-age children, a Cal Poly graduate, and a teacher for the past 14 years, I am concerned about the future of our education system. Proposition 30 and Proposition 38 will both be on the ballot, but they offer very different results. If they both reach a majority, only the Proposition with the greatest number of votes will take effect.
Proposition 38 will not fund colleges or public safety. Proposition 30 will raise taxes on couples making more than $500,000; Proposition 38 will raise taxes on couples making more than $14,642.
To protect taxpayers, new school money from Proposition 30 is put into a special fund that cannot be touched by the legislature, and independent audits of the spending will be mandatory.
If Proposition 30 fails, Cal Poly faces a cut of $14 million to $15 million, and Cuesta College $3 million. So, where will our children go after their kindergarten through high school education if we do not fund the college and university systems? How will they get the classes they need for their degrees?
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Support schools, colleges, and public safety by voting yes on Proposition 30 and no on Proposition 38.