Election Resources for Nov. 7

The November 7 election includes two propositions (1D and 88) with direct implications for education. On the ballot as well are candidates for a number of offices that have significant power over education in California.

EdSource's Election Page
English: http://www.edsource.org/pubinvo_elect1106.cfm;
Spanish: http://www.edsource.org/spa_pub_elect1106.cfm
provides the following:

Voter Guides:

Proposition 1D: Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act
of 2006
Proposition 88: A Statewide Parcel Tax for Education Funding

EdSource's two-page, impartial analyses of each of these measures outline key provisions and summarize arguments for and against. Proposition 1D is a bond measure that would provide $10.416 billion for kindergarten through university public education facilities. The bulk of the funding is earmarked for K-12 schools. Proposition 88 would add a new section to the California Constitution to create an annual statewide tax of $50 on most real property parcels. Funds generated would be earmarked for specific programs in the state's public schools.

Our Election Page also includes voter information and links to important, election-related resources.