OFFICIAL BALLOT ARGUMENT
Vote YES on Measure EE to help our neighborhood schools retain and attract quality teachers, counselors, school nurses, and librarians.
Measure EE is a critical part of the solution to the public education funding crisis that was highlighted by the recent teachers’ strike in the Los Angeles area. Teachers and school district leaders agree that Measure EE will lower class sizes and provide needed resources for local schools, and pay salaries to retain and attract quality teachers and student support staff.
Even though it is the fifth-largest economy in the world, California ranks 44th in the United States in per-pupil funding for education. Measure EE is desperately needed to get our LOCAL schools the resources they need to educate our students, an investment which will help bring many more students up to grade level in math and reading.
The key to a strong economy is a well-educated workforce. By voting YES on Measure EE and investing in quality academic programs such as language arts, math, science, technology, the arts, vocational and career education, and preschool, we can provide students with safe and healthy schools and the quality education they’ll need for college and a career in a competitive economy.
Measure EE is subject to strict accountability requirements. It requires that every dollar will be used to support local schools and cannot be taken by the state or federal government. Measure EE will have public oversight and requires annual independent audits to ensure that all dollars are spent as promised.
Educators, teachers, parents, and community leaders are united in support of Measure EE. Now is the time to invest in public education! We cannot afford to wait and let our schools fall further behind.
Vote Yes on Measure EE!