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Voters supportive of local measures for schools, but skeptical of statewide solutions




Voters in Redwood City approved a local tax for district schools earlier this year.
Voters in Redwood City approved a local tax for district schools earlier this year.
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Next Tuesday, Californians will decide if they trust state government to spend their money wisely on public schools when they vote on two statewide tax initiatives, Props. 30 and 38. Public opinion polls show most Californians believe education needs help, but neither of the measures is earning majority support.

The California Report explores why voters are more likely to favor local school tax initiatives.