RECLAIMING BILLIONS FOR SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY COLLEGES
California is home to great wealth, but despite all our wealth we are failing to invest in our children and our future. Our schools rank 39th in per pupil spending and have the nation’s largest class sizes.
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed new demands on our schools and our teachers.
Investment in our community colleges will play a critical role in rebuilding after the massive economic dislocations caused by the pandemic.
Millions of Californians are unemployed, with the impact felt most heavily on low-wage workers and communities of color. Investment in our community colleges will play a critical role in rebuilding after the massive economic dislocations caused by the pandemic by educating and training workers for new jobs.
THE SOLUTION: PROP 15 PROVIDES
BADLY NEEDED FUNDING TO SCHOOLS
AND COMMUNITY COLLEGES!
The largest share of Prop 15’s billions of dollars in loophole-closing revenues will go to local schools, public charter schools, and community colleges.
Prop 15 guarantees that every school district, charter school and community college district will receive new funding in addition to all other funding and that the new Prop 15 revenues cannot be used to replace other funding.
Prop 15 will provide schools with additional resources to meet new challenges from the pandemic while helping lower class sizes and reduce racial and economic inequities in education funding.
Prop 15 will reclaim new funding for community colleges to invest in expanded training of frontline health care workers and prepare newly unemployed workers the skills they will need to re-enter the workforce and provide a better future for themselves and their families.
Prop 15 funds will go directly to education. State politicians are prohibited from appropriating, redirecting, transferring or borrowing Prop 15 funds.
Prop 15 guarantees that funds for schools and community colleges will be allocated in a manner that provides the most funding to schools with the greatest needs.