California Proposition 38 (2012)

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Proposition 38
Tax for Education. Early Childhood Programs
Results
Votes Of total
Yes check.svg Yes 3,541,199 28.72%
X mark.svg No 8,789,892 71.28%
Total votes 12,331,091 100.00%
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Proposition 38, officially titled Tax for Education. Early Childhood Programs, was a California ballot measure that was rejected by California voters at the state-wide election on November 6, 2012. The proposition proposed increased funding to K-12 schools and early education programs through increased state tax revenue.[2]

Public schools require more government funding to nurture student learning, promote more student activities, and to provide more extracurricular activities. Getting proper funding and allocating it correctly have always been a challenge for public schools. With this funding schools can keep textbooks up to date and have adequate computer resources. With additional funds they can organize more field trips or out of class activities for the students. Sports and additional extracurricular classes can be offered with increased funding as well. Public schools demand more government funding to encourage student learning, promote more student activities, and to provide more extracurricular activities.


The proposition was created and largely funded by Pasadena civil rights attorney Molly Munger.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statement of Vote" (PDF). California Secretary of State. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Proposition 38 Official Voter Information Guide". California Secretary of State. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  3. ^ York, Anthony (November 6, 2012). "Munger’s Proposition 38 fails, according to AP". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 December 2012.