|38||SCHOOL VOUCHERS. STATE-FUNDED PRIVATE AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION.
|Ballot Measure Summary|
SCHOOL VOUCHERS. STATE-FUNDED PRIVATE AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION.
PUBLIC SCHOOLFUNDING. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
Put on the Ballot by Petition Signatures. SUMMARY
Authorizes annual state payments of at least $4000 per pupil for private/religious schools. Permits replacement of current constitutional public school funding formula. Fiscal Impact: Near-term state costs from zero to $1.1 billion annually. Long-term state impact from $2 billion in annual costs to $3 billion in annual savings, depending on how many public school students shift to private schools. WHAT YOUR VOTE MEANS YES
A YES vote on this measure means: In addition to funding a public school system, the state would make available to all school-age children (kindergarten through 12th grade) scholarships (vouchers) of at least $4,000 each year to pay tuition and fees at private schools. NO
A NO vote on this measure means: The state would not fund scholarships (vouchers) to pay tuition and fees at private schools. The current approach of funding public education for kindergarten through 12th grade through a system of public schools would continue. ARGUMENTS PRO
Prop. 38 gives a $4,000 school voucher to all parents to choose the best education for their children and provides a stronger public education funding guarantee. Prop. 38 holds schools accountable to parents and students, is only fair, and leads to smaller, safer classrooms. CON
Proposition 38 would create voucher schools with no standards for students, no credentials for teachers, and no accountability to taxpayers. Not one penny of the billions spent on Prop 38 will be used to make our childrenís public schools better. Prop 38 is an expensive experiment our children canít afford. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR
School Vouchers 2000
400 Seaport Ct., Suite 102
Redwood City, CA 94063
No on Prop 38 Committee
1510 J Street, Suite 115
Sacramento, CA 95814