Proposition 30 is proposed by Governor Brown in order to balance the current year state budget without further devastating cuts to schools. School districts will be forced to cut several weeks from the current school year if Proposition 30 is not approved.
Proposition 38 will generate new state revenue and begin the process of restoring essential funding for our schools. Neither measure is about arts education per se, although Proposition 38 lists the arts as one potential use for the money. Yet if these measures are approved, they provide real hope that we can rebuild vital arts programs. If they lose, all bets are off.