As a CA resident and voter, and a PTA member, I am very concerned about the dire state of our school system (we're 49th in per pupil funding and bottom performing).
Because our state needs an educated workforce, and every child deserves a great education, please restore long term stable funding to our schools and spend the new funds effectively as follows:
(1) amend our tax laws so commercial property owners once again pay their fair share of property taxes, and enact an oil severance tax.
(2) invest in pre-school (every $1 invested saves $7), and in our teachers by providing pre-service to new teachers and in-service to existing teachers (mentoring, professional development, excellent working conditions).
Thank you for all of your work on behalf of our children. Together, we can restore excellence to our schools.