YCTA and CTA recommend a YES on 30 and NO on 32.

posted Oct 25, 2012, 5:40 AM by Yuba City Teachers Association   [ updated Apr 22, 2013, 6:14 PM ]
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Prop. 32: The ultimate wolf in sheep's clothing
By John Logan
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Cartoon by Richard Crowson
Every so often in California politics, a ballot measure comes along that is so deceptive, so fraudulent, that it almost takes one’s breath away. Not only is Prop. 32 (or “Stop Special Interest Money Now,” as its big-money funders call it) one such measure, it is a poster child for fraudulent ballot initiatives, the ultimate “wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
Data compiled by the nonpartisan Center for Investigative Reporting demonstrates that the business interests and billionaires who would benefit most from Prop. 32 already vastly outspend labor unions in the state and spend overwhelmingly on measures promoting their own self-interests.

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Don't play Scrooge: Yes on Prop. 30
By Sherry Posnick-Goodwin
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Chad Dixon and his 36 students
Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shrivelled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. Charles Dickens 
Overcrowded classrooms. Dilapidated schools. No money for art, music, foreign language, libraries, counselors, sports, textbooks, technology, paper or pencils.  Bah! Humbug!
If Ebenezer Scrooge were alive today, he might utter those words when asked to pay his fair share to support students — especially poor ones — whom he callously referred to as the “the surplus population.”


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