Yes On Proposition 55 - Help Our Children Thrive!
California students, schools and colleges can’t afford to go back to the days of massive teacher and staff layoffs, larger class sizes, and cuts to programs like art and music, and the state should protect essential services. Proposition 55 does not raise taxes on anyone; it simply
maintains the current income tax rates on the wealthiest Californians. Prop. 55 prevents nearly $4 billion in funding cuts to public education and protects other vital services, like children’s health care. Money goes to local schools and the Legislature can’t touch it. Prop. 55 contains strict accountability requirements to ensure funds designated for education go to classrooms, not to bureaucracy or administrative costs.
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Proposition 30 Is Working For California
The last recession caused more than $56 billion in cuts to education, and critical
services like health care. Voters thankfully passed Prop 30 in 2012, which (so far)
has generated over $24 billion for CA. We’ve hired teachers, brought additional books
and supplies into classrooms, and improved community colleges. It also helped
prevent more devastating cuts to services for seniors and low-income children,
including health care programs.
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SCOTUS decision is a victory for students, educators and working families.
On March 29, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court sent a victory to our students, our communities and working families everywhere. With a 4-4 decision in Friedrichs v. CTA the lower court ruling is affirmed and 40 years of common sense law stands. The decision allows educators across California the opportunity to come together and make our voices heard on issues that affect all of us such as providing quality public schools and colleges for all students.
This case was never about doing what's best for students, it was a political ploy by the wealthy corporate special interests backing this case to make it harder for working families and the middle class to come together, speak up and get ahead. CTA will continue to advocate for the public education all California students deserve, fight for social justice, and secure better learning and working conditions for students and educators.