Thursday, April 17, 2008 | I wish that Emily Alpert had mentioned Proposition 98 in her article discussing the repeated budget crisis our educational system faces. Prop. 98, which was passed in 1988, required the state to maintain education funding at a minimum level. If the proposed budget passes, this will be the second time in five years that elected officials have over-ridden the will of the people by accepting the governor’s suspension of Prop. 98. All of this at the expense of California’s future under-educated work force. California ranks in the forties as far as per-pupil spending now, and if this disregard for the importance of education continues we’ll be number 50. Where is the public discussion regarding this outrageous disrespect of the people’s will?

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