Morning Read: Prop. 30 Losing Support
Support Plunges for Prop. 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s Tax Initiative Only 46% of registered voters now support Prop. 30, a drop of 9 percentage points over the last month, and 42% oppose it. LA Times See also Ed Source Molly Munger’s Prop. 38 Is Spoiling Jerry Brown’s Prop. 30. She’s Not Sorry. Both proposals could...
By Hillel Aron | October 25, 2012 9:13 am
Comparing Education Tax Measures
Ed Source has an excellent, 8-part infographic comparing Propositions 30 and 38, the competing ballot measures that would temporarily raise taxes to fund public education in California. As you may recall, Proposition 38, sponsored by the well-to-do Molly Munger, would raise a bit more money than Prop 30, sponsored by Governor Jerry Brown, but wouldn’t avoid “trigger...
By Hillel Aron | October 17, 2012 11:36 am
Morning Read: Proposition Détente
Munger Pulls TV Ad Critical of Governor’s Prop 30 The wealthy activist behind Proposition 38 says her campaign is taking down its television ad that sought to portray Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 as a bad choice for voters interested in protecting K-12 education. News10 New Lottery Forecast Adds Badly Needed Dollars to Schools State...
By Hillel Aron | October 16, 2012 9:41 am
Brown-Munger Feud Worries Ed Advocates
Yesterday we explained the unfortunate rift between ideological allies Jerry Brown and Molly Munger over Propositions 30 and 38, ballot initiatives that would increase education funding (Competing Ballot Initiatives Split Ideological Allies). Today’s news is that the conflict continues to heat up — and may only get worse between now and Election Day. Late yesterday afternoon,...
By Alexander Russo | October 11, 2012 2:08 pm
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Competing Ballot Initiatives Split Ideological Allies
In recent weeks, Superintendent John Deasy has been warning about the dire circumstances confronting LAUSD if voters don’t approve one of the two measures to raise money for public education on the ballot in November. However, even if Governor Jerry Brown’s Prop. 30 and Molly Munger’s Prop. 38 both pass, only the top vote-getter...
By Hillel Aron | October 10, 2012 5:05 pm
Morning Read: District Budget In Peril
Deasy: LAUSD’s Future Rests With Voters Los Angeles Unified is making significant progress in improving its academic achievement and graduation rates, but future gains will be in peril if voters reject a statewide tax hike to fund public schools, Superintendent John Deasy said Monday. Daily News TV News covered the speech as well, including CBS, ABC,...
By Hillel Aron | October 9, 2012 9:35 am