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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

News-in-brief: Forum today on improving revenue for public education

Saving California Communities and ASUCD are sponsoring two forums on proposed initiatives that will examine how to increase revenue for California’s public education system.

Advancement Project’s senior policy analyst Sandy Escobedo will present information on “Our Children, Our Future,” an education initiative that would raise over $10 billion in funding to help children succeed in school. The ballot is also sponsored by Civil Rights Attorney Molly Munger and supported by the California PTA. The event will take place on campus tonight in 206 Olson Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Escobedo said she is pleased to be a part of an event that encourages dialogue.

“Forums of this nature are the epitome of direct, participatory democracy,” she said.

Susan Lovenburg, president of the Davis School Board and a founding member of Saving California Communities, said that in the two forums UC Davis students and Davis community members will come together to become informed voter options.

ASUCD president Rebecca Sterling said tuition increases are on the minds of every UC Davis student.

“We want to know how California will continue to invest in its future,” Sterling said.

Another forum will be held on June 4 at the same time and location that will be focused on the revenue initiative sponsored by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Both sessions are open to the public and will have an open question and answer session.

— Muna Sadek

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