The problem is that Brown's revenue raising initiative has a mutual exclusion clause, whereas Munger's doesn't. Munger's addresses K-12 only, whereas Brown addresses K-14 in the context of the entire state budget, including CalWORKS, which is cash assistance to impoverished families. While Munger's initiative provides for low-income children's services at school, the problem is that not all of the needs of poor kids can be met at the school site.
Ready to blaze a trail for tax hike
But Munger seems undeterred, and one reason is that she's got what could turn out to be a key get-out-the-vote ally — the California State PTA. "The things we believe all schools should have are simply disappearing because we're not funding them," said Carol Kocivar, the PTA president. "We don't ha…