I'm a teacher and I support Prop 30. And yes, I've been criticized for supporting an additional tax. So let's look at the real cost of Prop 30 for average people, like most of you and me.
I don't know about you, but my family doesn't make $500,000 a year, so we would only have to pay the additional ¼ percent in sales tax.
I'm going to assume most of you will only have to pay the sales tax, as well. So what's next? Look at your monthly spending and what items are actually taxed: not food, mortgage, or utilities. We're talking about things like clothes, gas, personal items, maybe something for your home. For most of us, our families probably spend less than $1000 per month on those items.
So what is ¼ percent of $1000? Two dollars and fifty cents. You read that right, just $2.50. An average family, under the circumstances I described, would pay an additional $2.50 per month to help save education in our community.
That's why I support Prop 30, and I ask you to consider that when you are voting. Can you then say the students of La Mesa and Spring Valley aren't worth it?