Education measures on the ballot
October 8, 2012
This local tax would raise annual rate of the per parcel tax by $92 to all land parcels within the boundaries of Pleasant Ridge School District for five years.
Measure K would put $920,000 per year into school enrichment programs — programs such as music, visual and performing arts, libraries and librarian services, technology, woodshop, gifted and talented education, and sports.
All three of the school board candidates — incumbents Scott Hopper and Robert Tice-Raskin and challenger Mary Newberry — all support Measure K.
— Christopher Rosacker, Staff Writer
Gov. Jerry Brown has leveraged his sales and income tax increase initiative against education funding, saying that without the measure’s passage, schools and colleges face an additional $6 billion in cuts this year.
The proposition would raise California’s sales tax to 7.5 percent from 7.25 percent, as well as raise taxes on higher income earners for the next seven years.
— Associated Press
Pushed by civil rights attorney Molly Munger, this competing measure would revamp the long-practiced approach to school financing.
Proponents say the measure would generate $10 billion annually, also by raising income taxes on all but the poorest income earners for education and budget relief, but send money directly to school districts rather than through the state.
— Sacramento Bee