“Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his
opposition … to (Prop 82) that would raise income taxes
on the wealthy to pay for universal preschool in California…”
San Francisco Chronicle, April 13, 2006
"...the initiative pays more per pupil for
a three-hour educational program than many K-12 schools are able
to pay for a full school day. Few would argue that under these
circumstances, our first priority must be serving the needs of
Democrat Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata
"We all support expanding preschool, but Proposition
82 is the wrong approach. We have more pressing needs for that
money, like improving K-12 schools."
Denise Lyon, Second Grade Teacher, Elk Grove
"Continue preschool projects, but vote No on 82."
Sacramento Bee Editorial, 5/7/06
"No on Prop. 82. Preschool plan costs plenty, achieves little."
San Diego Union Tribune Editorial, 5/8/06
"Without any income tests the plan would help
wealthy and middle class families who already take advantage of
preschool, but not reach those who need it most: poor, disadvantaged
and English learning children."
Former Democrat Senate President Pro Tem John Burton