Letter to the Editor: Vote ‘yes’ on Prop 30, ‘no’ on Prop 32 | SierraSun.com

Letter to the Editor: Vote ‘yes’ on Prop 30, ‘no’ on Prop 32

I’m a teacher and coach at Truckee High School and parent of children who attend Truckee Elementary, Alder Creek Middle, and Truckee High Schools and I’m asking everyone in our community to join me in voting YES on proposition 30 and school funding and NO on proposition 32 and special interest exemptions.

Proposition 30 is the only measure on the ballot that will prevent another $6 billion in cuts on top of the $20 plus billion that has already been taken from our schools over the past four years. I’m proud to announce that our local teachers association and district school board have also endorsed Prop. 30.

I’m voting no on Proposition 32 because it will stifle the voices of teachers and other hard working people in our town in how we govern our state and allow wealthy special interests exemptions that will give corporations and billionaires (including ‘secretive’ out of state money) even more power in Sacramento.

I’m sorry, but as a parent and teacher I think I (all of us) should have more say in how our public schools are run than out of state companies and special interest groups.

So, please stand up for local voice and communities across California so we can determine the future for our kids.

Jon Halvorsen


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