In 1962, California spent well above the national average in terms of per-pupil funding. Over the past 50 years, we have slipped well below the national average to become one of the most poorly funded education systems in all of these United States.
We rank at the bottom in terms of student-to-teacher ratio, student-to-librarian ratio and student-to-counselor ratio. We have already shortchanged the youth of this great state and have not properly invested in its future. Education funding and programs have been cut year after year in an attempt to help balance the state’s budget.
Proposition 30 won’t solve this problem by itself, but it will slow the drastic cuts that have diminished the ability to properly educate, and it will show California’s students that we do care about their future. Please vote yes on Proposition 30.