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Will California Schools Finally Get The Resources They Need?


I’ve previously posted about my hopes for how the new Democratic super-majority in California’s state legislature might reduce the voter requirement for local school parcel tax measures to support programs from two-thirds to fifty-five percent (see Will California Election Results Bring Sanity To Education Funding Decisions?).

Today, The San Francisco Chronicle published an article that raised my hopes further:

So what will the Democrats do with their newly endowed pre-eminence as a supermajority?

Interviews with various Democratic legislators after Tuesday’s election offered some clues. Expect their targets to include a constitutional amendment (requiring voter assent) to reduce the threshold for passage of a local parcel tax for schools from two-thirds to 55 percent.

We can only hope, and put pressure on them, too….

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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