No on prop. 88

I’ll give prop. 88 credit that I won’t give most of the proposition: it’s at least honest in what it’s attempting to do.  What it is attempting to do is fix our schools by increasing property taxes.  I’ll also give it credit for not using a bond approach that seem so popular these days because it doesn’t have to combat the “you’re raising taxes!” argument.

All of that said, I just don’t think dumping more money into the public schools at this juncture fixes anything.  We already spend more than most states per child yet we continue to perform towards the bottom in standarized testing.  The problem is not money, it’s the educational system as driven by the CTA.  Until that is fixed, I won’t be voting for any new taxes for education.  It’s just wasted money.

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