Proposition 38 on the November state ballot would increase tax rates on most Californians until 2025, mostly to fund public education. Supporters of the proposition say that unlike rival tax initiative Prop. 30, Prop. 38 earmarks money specifically for schools. Critics call the measure an unfair tax hike on the middle class that will do nothing about the deep funding cuts already looming for education.
Carol Kocivar, president of the California State PTA and a supporter of Prop. 38
Darrell Steinberg, California State Senate president pro tempore and an opponent of Prop. 38