California Budget Project‘s Senior Policy Analyst and specialist in education issues, Jonathan Kaplan, recently released Budget Briefs analyzing the potential impact of two ballot initiatives in California that propose to fund K-12 education. This November, voters will decide if they want to vote for one, both, or none, and in order to do so, they’ll have to understand what each one accomplishes and what the consequences are.
The analysis is very comprehensive, so I’m reproducing the Budget Briefs here so you can download and read at your own leisure. Links lead to the Secretary of State’s website which also tell you who is backing which initiative. You can also read the official title of Proposition 30 and Proposition 38 that the Attorney General of California generates for the Secretary of State at this page.
Proposition 30, “Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act of 2012” (financial backers)
Proposition 38, “Our Children, Our Future: Local Schools and Early Education Investment and Bond Debt Reduction Act” (financial backers)