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Pop Quiz on Prop. 38—One More Time

California PTA president provides information about Proposition 38.

If you are like most Californians, you know our schools are in trouble.

And you care deeply about YOUR local school.

But you have not had enough time to study the initiatives

Here is a chance to learn more about Proposition 38—so that when you enter the voting booth, it does not feel like that dreaded pop quiz.

The California State PTA helped write and is supporting Proposition 38 to restore the programs and services that have been cut at all our local schools.

Ready?

Let’s start.   (Don’t miss the question for extra points at the end!)

Here is the title of Proposition 38

TAX TO FUND EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS. INITIATIVE STATUTE.

Read the following quotes in italics from the Independent Legislative Analyst and then see if you can answer the quiz.

“Fiscal Effect

Around $10 Billion of Additional Annual State Revenues. In the initial years—beginning in 2013–14—the annual amount of additional state revenues raised would be around $10 billion. …The total revenues generated would tend to grow over time.

Distributes School Funds Through Three Grant Programs.

Proposition 38 requires that CETF school funds be allocated as follows:

Educational Program Grants (70 Percent of Funds). The largest share of funds—70 percent of all CETF school funding—would be distributed based on the number of students at each school. …Educational program grants could be spent on a broad range of activities, including instruction, school support staff (such as counselors and librarians), and parent engagement.

Low-Income Student Grants (18 Percent of Funds). The measure requires that 18 percent of CETF school funds be allocated at one statewide rate based on the number of low-income students (defined as the number of students eligible for free school meals) enrolled in each school. As with the educational program grants, low-income student grants could be spent on a broad range of educational activities. 

Training, Technology, and Teaching Materials Grants (12 Percent of Funds). The remaining 12 percent of funds would be allocated at one statewide rate based on the number of students at each school. The funds could be used only for training school staff and purchasing up-to-date technology and teaching materials.

Quiz

  1. Does Proposition 38 raise about $ 10 billion per year?
  2. Does Proposition 38 require the funds to be spent at each school based on the number of students?
  3. Does Proposition 38 provide extra funding for low-income students at their school?
  4. Does Proposition 38 help teachers with training, technology and teaching materials?

Answer:

Yes to all questions

QUESTION FOR EXTRA POINTS

How much money will your local school receive?

Click here to find out:  www.prop38forlocalschools.org/restore.

Now that you’ve taken the quiz, check back again to learn more about Prop 38.

Carol Kocivar is the president of the California Parent Teacher Association.

Salinde October 23, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Folks both 30 and 38 wont go into effect. To be clear if both of them wins, only one goes into effect. The one that goes into effect is the one with the highest number of votes....I voting NO on both.
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Sherry Howard November 01, 2012 at 06:20 PM
What happened to the California Lottery helping schools? How much does that really go to help? VOTE NO ON ANY MORE TAXES! Those a@#holes have more than enough money. Education to those who are legal and are deserving of the benefits of the system. We are being taxed to death and if you go to some of these schools, you can see how much WASTE there is. Busing kids all across town - do you know who pays for it if they can't? YOU DO. No thank you. Less government is better government. WE should not look to the Feds or even the state to provide us with anything other than good roads, police and fire protection, and things like that. I am not footing the bill for anyone else who sneaks in this country then walks around with their hand out. We are not GUARANTEED anything - and that includes solutions or progress. Remember when people are in office too long, they forget whose money it is. Jerry Brown will get on TV and lie when he knows some of that money will go to fund his big toy trian project THAT WE CANNOT AFFORD.
Sherry Howard November 01, 2012 at 06:22 PM
BRAVO MIKE!!!

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