Done Your Homework on Prop. 38? Here's an Open Book Test

With just a few days left before the election, here is another chance to learn a little more about Proposition 38.

With just a few days left before the election, here is another chance to learn a little more about Proposition 38.

This time, instead of a pop quiz, this is an Open Book Test.

Take a few moments for study--- so that when you enter the voting booth, you have done your homework.

Here are the two questions:

 1.     How much money will your local school receive?

 2.     How much money will you spend to support our schools and communities?


Prop 38 guarantees direct funding to local schools each year for 12 years. The calculator linked below provides snapshots of what your school or district would receive for three of the 12 school years.

For an estimation of how much you local school gets, click below:


Proposition 38 asks Californians to join together to invest in our children and our schools because we all share in the benefits of better schools and a better-educated workforce. It pays for these investments in K-12 and early education programs through a sliding scale tax increase that asks everyone to pay what they can, but asks the wealthiest to pay the most because they are most able to afford it.

For an estimation of how much you will spend, click here:



For those who have taken these quizzes, here is a quick review:

Title of Proposition 38:


You already know Proposition 38 sends billions of new dollars directly to California public schools to restore things that have been cut and bring back programs like arts, and music, and full time PE, and college counselors. 

  • Proposition 38 raises about $10 billion per year.
  • Proposition 38 requires the funds be spent at each school based on the number of students.
  • Proposition 38 provides extra funding for low-income students at their school.
  • Proposition 38 helps teachers with training, technology and teaching materials.


You can find more information about Proposition 38 on the Secretary of State website:


The California State PTA helped write and is supporting Proposition 38 to restore the programs and services that have been cut at all our local schools.

Carol Kocivar is the president of the California Parent Teacher Association.

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Bite Koch November 04, 2012 at 11:40 PM
I must assume, because of the constant blog posts for this proposition, that Ms. Kocivar is an employee, close friend or family member of Ms. Munger. Personally, I am not influenced by this kind of "advertising" and will be voting for Prop. 30!
Bite Koch November 05, 2012 at 05:10 PM
A charge unanswered is a charge accepted!
d wave November 05, 2012 at 11:36 PM
i'm also voting for prop 30 and not for 38.
John Ye November 06, 2012 at 05:40 AM
Prop 38 guarantees only 60% for K-12 and 10% for preschool. the rest goes to pay state debts. Plus, EVERYONE has to pay the taxes for TWELVE years. NO ON 38. NO LAWMAKER IN SACRAMENTO SHOULD TOUCH THE MONEY. Prop 30 is okay because it raises taxes for wealthy only (doesn't guarantee money go to schools though) and it only lasts 4 years.
Bite Koch November 06, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Before you vote for this proposition, ask yourself what Molly Munger is going to expect for her 44 MILLION dollar contribution! Show the millionaires and billionaires they CAN'T buy California's elections! Vote YES on Proposition 30 and NO on Propositions 32, 33 and 38.


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