Proposition 51 Seeks $9 Billion in Bonds for Public School Construction Projects

23 min
at 10:00 AM
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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.

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Guests:

G. Rick Marshall, spokesperson for no on Proposition 51

Joan Buchanan, spokesperson for yes on Proposition 51

Ana Tintocalis, education reporter for KQED News

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