Back when many of today’s parents were in school, California Schools were among the top five. Our schools had music ed, P.E., libraries, lab equipment, playgrounds, books, and a sufficient number of adequately paid teachers in the classroom. Now parents find themselves in an endless cycle of fund raising for basic educational needs when the state is obligated to provide an adequate education to every student.
For an explanation about how the passage of Prop 13 in 1978 caused the de-funding and subsequent erosion of the California public school system, see First to Worst documentary.
Now our schools are 49th in the country in both funding, and student achievement. With the recent passage of Prop 30, we’ve managed to stop the bleeding. Unfortunately, much of the money allocated will be used to pay down deferred debts accrued by districts where the only way to keep the schools open has been to borrow the funds.
Join PTA Advocacy in our campaign to bring our schools up to the highest level again. We will not be satisfied with average. Our goal – First among the Fifty States. Join your Sixth District Advocacy Team in our quest to repair the damage and bring all California schools back to the top where they belong. With your help, we can do it.