California Teachers Association
THREE COMPETING BALLOT MEASURES BATTLE TO FIX “BROKEN” PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM THROUGH TAX INCREASES; DEADLINE FOR SIGNATURES IS APRIL 27
By Mike Lewis
April 17, 2012 (Sacramento)--The figures behind the state’s educational crisis are alarming. According to the California Teachers Association, California ranks 46 nationally in per-pupil funding, with over $20 billion cut from public schools and colleges statewide in the last four years. More than 40,000 teachers have been laid off during that same time, yet partisan gridlock has stalled any solution in Sacramento.