Greg Ruth
Greg Ruth

I voted mail-in and of course I voted yes. Parents of children in public school and universities should recognize that the increase in out-of-pocket to them personally is going to be WAY greater if Prop 30 fails. If you don't want or like a percent of a cent sales tax increase on your grocery bill, think about what it's going to cost you in child care/vacation days when we lose 3 weeks to the school year or how many more kids are going to be packed into a classroom when teachers are laid-off...

I voted mail-in and of course I voted yes. Parents of children in public school and universities should recognize that the increase in out-of-pocket to them personally is going to be WAY greater if Prop 30 fails. If you don't want or like a percent of a cent sales tax increase on your grocery bill, think about what it's going to cost you in child care/vacation days when we lose 3 weeks to the school year or how many more kids are going to be packed into a classroom when teachers are laid-off (AGAIN!) or if supporting a kid in college how much more that's going to cost you. On another note: California's education system from K - 16 hasn't been right since Prop 13 sucked all the money out of the system. Prop 30 doesn't fix this, but it's a very necessary tourniquet. Vote YES!

Julio Maia
Julio Maia

I will say says if this is all true.

Jesse Pedro
Jesse Pedro

Sent my vote through USPS (Mail)

Larysa Yost
Larysa Yost

I've been a teacher for almost 40 years, and I know that pedagogy isn't a profession but rather a way of living. What's been happening to the system of American education (I live in California, where those cuts look to be the most severe) makes me think that we all are facing a disaster. One of my instructors (I'm an eternal student) said, "If kids don't have a curriculum, be aware that they'll make their own "curriculum"... This was said about the youngest children, preschoolers. If the...

I've been a teacher for almost 40 years, and I know that pedagogy isn't a profession but rather a way of living. What's been happening to the system of American education (I live in California, where those cuts look to be the most severe) makes me think that we all are facing a disaster. One of my instructors (I'm an eternal student) said, "If kids don't have a curriculum, be aware that they'll make their own "curriculum"... This was said about the youngest children, preschoolers. If the teachers are humiliated and made to be AFRAID of their students, who can easily "vote" for their getting laid off, there is no way of raising a decent generation. Yes, if the MONEY rules the country, it's dangerous. When an old invalid tells me to NOT bother teens occupying front seats of the bus because he is AFRAID of them, it's an end of civilization. But we CAN and we HAVE to change the situation; otherwise, what are we doing on earth? It was easy for me to call VTA authorities from the bus full of sitting teens and standing seniors and remind them that there is a statement on the window regarding front seats. I had to call the authorities twice and promise to do it again and again... Next time, the bus driver made the kids spare the seats for SURPRISED seniors. I thanked him and felt that he was proud of himself. Why don't we try to make the HIGHER AUTHORITIES stop killing the best we can have--the spirit, the desire to learn, to love and to grow?

Larysa Yost
Larysa Yost

Hello friends. I don't think Mr. Geff Curtis is one of my friends though. If he believes that education-soul-heart are less important than "economy", I can only feel sorry for him.

Lannette M. Foster
Lannette M. Foster

& no on 32!

Dan Duncan
Dan Duncan

Those who oppose unions are too young to remember what it was like before unions. It was HELL.
After the PTAs fell, the Teachers unions are the only defense for quality education, Charter schools are trying to turn back the clock.

Anje' Waters
Anje' Waters

It is such a small price to pay for the average person. If Prop 30 doesn't pass California will be such worse shape. The budget will be cut cut and cut more! Check out last weeks Sacramento News and review and read the article about Jerry Brown and the budget.

Cate Elsten
Cate Elsten

I already voted. If you live in California, PLEASE vote yes on 30. CA is sliding toward the bottom by so many standards. Do we really want to live in a state that's bringing up the rear on child welfare, public safety, etc. Study the record on stimulus economics vs. "trickle-down" economics and tell me which has the better record of producing positive results for society - then vote YES ON 30.

Robert Barker
Robert Barker

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