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What are California’s Education Funding Proposals?

What are California’s Education Funding Proposals?

Your guide to the L.A. school board candidates on the 2022 California midterm ballot

What did they mean by this?

The top ballot questions on the Legislature’s top issue of the day – education funding – were front and center at Tuesday’s meeting.

For this article, we’re taking a deeper look at the proposals that have been submitted, in order to get a sense of what they mean.

As we saw on the state ballot in 2018, California’s propositions are meant to be a way for voters to make their voice heard on the state level, and the Legislature, too. This is especially true for education, with its massive budget deficit, and the need to make long-term changes to the way schools are funded.

The proposal to raise property taxes, commonly known as a proposition measure, has garnered more attention and votes so far than any other ballot initiative. The $57 billion measure is a key vote for many candidates, because it would increase taxes on everyone in California, and give them more money to spend.

Some of the measures, in other words, are meant to make changes to the way we fund education.

As they appear on Tuesday night, we’ll be taking a look at which of these measures will make it onto the ballot. Which measures will make it to a school board ballot?

In order to keep track of how these education measures will appear on the ballot

All candidates have submitted education funding proposals

We’ll be keeping track of how all the ballot propositions will appear this November, and will keep updating our tracker as they are added to, or modified in, the final version.

Here are the campaigns that submitted their education funding proposals on June 13:

Propositions are in no particular order, and may overlap with each other and other proposals.

What are we learning from the ballot propositions so far?

This may seem like a surprising choice, but for starters, the top two education funding proposals have very different implications for schools across the state.

One of them, a “poverty” measure that would raise funding for high-need schools to the same level as for schools that are low-income, is meant to address a particular group of schools in particular. This

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