As part of KQED’s election 2016 coverage, we discuss California Proposition 51, which would authorize the state to issue $9 billion in bonds for K-12 and community college construction projects. Proponents say it has been ten years since the last statewide school bond, and that it provides much-needed upgrades to public school facilities. Critics say it’s a giveaway to developers and provides no oversight to ensure the bond money is spent right.
G. Rick Marshall, spokesperson for no on Proposition 51
Joan Buchanan, spokesperson for yes on Proposition 51
Ana Tintocalis, education reporter for KQED News