Assemblymember O’Donnell Statement on School Closures

Chair of Assembly Education Committee Supports School Closures to Limit the Spread of COVID-19

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement in support of school closures: 

Editorial: Proposition 13 had a terrible name. That’s not a reason to stiff kids and schools

One of the biggest surprises of the March primary was that California voters rejected the proposed $15-billion bond measure that would have paid for school construction and much-needed maintenance around the state. It’s the first time in a quarter of a century that a statewide school bond measure failed.

But did voters really want to stiff kids and schools? Or was the bond tanked, at least in part, by its name: Proposition 13? Anecdotal evidence suggests it may have been.