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How Current Tax Laws Impact School Funding

In 1978, voters approved Proposition 13, decimating our school funding.  The two major impacts on our schools due to Prop. 13: (1) Severe cuts to school funding, as counties’ property taxes dropped by one-half (taxes declined from $10.3 billion in 1977-78 to $5.5 billion in 1978-1979) and (2) A two-thirds vote required to raise revenues at the local or […]

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PTA is Advocacy!

A Century of Action In 1897, the PTA formed as an advocacy organization, with the goal of improving the lives of children. From the very beginning, members worked hard to establish programs and call for legislation to improve our children’s lives. PTA advocates played a key role in the following: Child Labor Laws – getting children out […]