For once in a lifetime, all of these groups agree on something!
They ALL say No on Prop 88!
California State PTA
California Federation of Teachers
California Democratic Party
Republican Governor Schwarzenegger
California Republican Party
California Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
California School Boards Association
Small Business Action Committee
California Taxpayers Association
League of Women Voters
Parents, Teachers and Taxpayers Agree...No on 88!All
Californians want better schools, but Prop 88 is the wrong approach.
Supporters say “funds raised will go directly to the classroom where it
most.“ How credible is this when:
- State Legislature decides how $500 million dollars will be distributed among 1,000+ school districts every year.
- Prop 88 adds a new statewide property tax, assesses and collects the new tax from 10 million+ property owners statewide.
- It requires that a complex new information system be
established and that every teacher, school and school district in the state collect data for this
- Prop 88 sets a precedent for a whole new kind of property
tax. It imposes the first statewide property tax since
1910, and would encourage other special interests to pass more and bigger property parcel taxes.
- 99% of schools don’t qualify for facility grants.
While Prop 88 promises education facility grants, the independent,
State Legislative Analyst’s Office says only 1% of the schools qualify!
(Page 3, Analysis by the Legislative Analyst)
This new tax never expires, we will have to keep paying it forever, whether it does anything to help schools or
Read more about prop 88
Oct 10, 2006
Ventura County Star
By Jean Cowden Moore
Prop. 88 seeks
statewide parcel tax to fund schools
Oct 9, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
Editorial - PROP. 88, A flawed school tax
Oct 1, 2006
The Mercury News
Prop. 88 drawing slender support