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Why your property taxes are not getting to your schools

SF East Bay Chapter Leader

Educate Our State is California's only state-wide, parent-led organization which is uniting public education advocates to focus on systemic improvements which benefit children and the quality of their education (not just improving fill-in-the-bubble test scores or other limited indicators)


donated 2014-07-23 11:01:34 -0700

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When caring people like you stand together and speak in one voice, our students and our state will win. Thank you for being part of our effort to build the voice for students and for public education. Your engagement truly makes a difference.

This donation to Educate Our State is not tax-deductible under IRS regulations.  

You can also mail your donation to Educate Our State, 6114  La Salle Avenue, #441,  Oakland, CA 94610.  For questions or to volunteer, please email us at info@educateourstate.org.


commented on Local Control Funding Formula 2013-12-10 09:14:09 -0800
Dear Jean: Who do you mean by ‘They’ [spend a lot for education]? California has some of the lowest scores in the U.S. but not as low as our level of spending per student. California has the 2nd to last (the 2nd lowest) education spending per student in the U.S. Californian students’ scores are low, but not that low, so it seems that Californian students achieve a higher level of points per dollar of spending than children in other states. By that measure (a business school, ROI sort of perspective) California is quite efficient with its education spending.

Furthermore, I caution everyone about boiling down the worth of a child’s education to a single number on a single day’s performance on a multiple choice standardized test. It is terribly short-sighted and foolhardy to define the value of our education system on the reported number on an annual standardized test which only tests a few subjects anyway. U.S. citizens need to start thinking more broadly about what is really important in supplying public education— test performance is only a small part of the equation. Moreover, as we have seen multiple times in our country— linking the level of education spending to test scores undermines some of the MOST important lessons our schools (and our society) should be teaching— honesty, morality, personal best, teamwork, helping others, etc (i.e. not cheating, not rigging test scores, not ‘fixing’ or ‘dumbing-down’ tests to inflate bonuses and perceived progress, etc.)

commented on 2014 Initiative 2013-11-19 14:06:07 -0800
The victory of this Initiative will be quite a Milestone in CA history— I’m proud to be part of this effort to Educate Our State!

donated 2013-09-20 10:47:01 -0700

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EOSlogo-eblasts.jpgWhen caring people like you stand together and speak in one voice, our students and our state will win.

Thank you for being part of our effort to build the voice for students and for public education. Your engagement truly makes a difference.

This donation to Educate Our State is not tax-deductible under IRS regulations.  

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You can also mail your donation to Educate Our State, 6114  La Salle Avenue, #441,  Oakland, CA 94610.  For questions or to volunteer, please email us at info@educateourstate.org. Thank you for caring!


Hope Salzer
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SF East Bay parent of a public school son and daughter.