Former teacher and Assemblymember
Jackie Goldberg welcomed Convention delegates to Los Angeles
on March 22 and recounted an important history in the CFT’s 100th
Anniversary year. She talked about the need to reverse the damage
of Proposition 13.
California’s largest, oldest corporations have not been paying
their fair share for more than 35 years. As a result, the state
has lost billions of dollars in uncollected property tax revenues
— a major factor pushing our public schools to the national
bottom in per pupil spending and class size average. The state’s
most at-risk families and individuals have also seen essential
services repeatedly cut for more than a generation.