Educate Our State is a grassroots, parent-led organization educating and uniting Californians to advocate for
systemic change that will provide all students with a high-quality public education. Add your voice now!

Why your property taxes are not getting to your schools

What We Stand For

Mission Statement

Educate Our State is a grassroots, parent-led organization educating and uniting Californians to advocate for systemic change that will provide all students with a high-quality public education. 

Campaign Platform Overview

California is falling drastically behind in every educational measure for student success including: test scores, dropout rates, funding per pupil, and teacher-student ratios. California is failing its children; the time for change is now.

The current public education system in California is broken. We believe the fundamental building blocks outlined below are essential for an effective, high-quality K-12 education.

Superior Educators: Highly effective, inspirational teachers, principals and staff:

  • Attracting top graduates to teaching
  • Assessments of staff based on student outcomes, not just years of service
  • Provide teacher professional development and training

Logical, Sufficient and Stable Education Funding:

  • Logical and fair funding based on the students’ needs, not where they live
  • Locally-controlled funding with transparency and accountability
  • Enough money for schools based on calculations by education experts
  • Stable funding schools can count on, without yearly changes

Engaging and Stimulating Instruction and Curriculum:

  • Standards-based instruction that engages students
  • Teaching skills necessary for success in the 21st century workplace
  • Useful and timely student assessments

To view our detailed Campaign Platform with references, click here.

We continuously monitor ideas to improve education and make adjustment to our platform as needed.

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commented 2014-06-20 10:11:37 -0700
The problem isn’t the amount of dollars going to the districts, the problem is funds are not used to support computers, materials, supplies and equipment. More than 90% of all funds going to districts is used for salaries, pensions, and other fringe benefits. The teachers and staff are the winners in more funding, not our kids.

If current and former teachers really want change, then let the unions fight to fund 100% of all materials, supplies and equipment for students first, before they take any salary, or pay for any pension. It’s sickening to know that students are going to get another hit to pay for teachers pensions in the near future (http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-schools-pensions-20140521-story.html).

Please, please, please, stop being greedy and do what is right.

Shame on you all!

Paco
commented 2013-02-23 14:09:10 -0800
We need superior educators. We need logical and stable funding. We need for our children to be prepared for the workplace.

However, I disagree with the assessment of teachers solely based on their students’ success on a test. I would prefer the assessment be a combo including reviews from peers, principal, parents, and students. I want my children to be prepared for the 21st century workplace, not a future in test taking.